Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on graphing rational functions. She had a little trouble with solving for horizontal and vertical asymptote with equations in fractions when the numerator and denominator have different degrees. I advised her to spend some time studying the concepts for the different cases as the subject is a perfect test question. We also worked on multiplying, adding, subtracting and dividing rational functions. She has a good grasp on those concepts."
"The student and I worked on her homework; worksheets on area of triangles and trapezoids. She's continuing to do really well in geometry. I've also noticed a lot of improvement in her ability to do mental math and she's significantly reduced her tendency to skip steps. We also spent some time reviewing some older topics: operations with fractions, least common multiple, and greatest common factor."
"The student has shown a lot of improvement. She seems to have an understanding of the numbers and manipulation of them. She has started to remember sight addition and is able to problem solve limited subtraction. She is currently being exposed to carrying numbers in addition and borrowing in subtraction, so we will proceed as necessary on Wednesday."
"During this session, we continued and finished the section on greatest common factors and least common multiples. I used various real life situations as word problems for the student to solve for each topic, as well as had the student create his own problem, and then solve. Once completed, we moved on to ratios and proportions. We discussed the definitions of proportions and ratios, how they can be applied to the real world, and then began solving problems with two ratios and one missing number. The student had some difficulty grasping ratios and we will continue to work through and master this topic next session."
"We spent time working together on a test review packet. I stressed to the student how important it is to check your work. There were a few problems where he made a couple of simple mistakes. He does a good job of showing all of his work. We also spent time going over his homework and working out the problems together. We have already covered the material in previous sessions, but we will now be keeping pace with his teacher. I will be helping him review for his upcoming unit tests. He is doing a great job so far!"
"We covered normal and standard normal curves, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. I showed the student how to set up calculators in Excel to reach answers quickly and accurately. She is a bright and determined student and asks good questions. We covered these topics thoroughly and in ways that I hope she could generalize the lesson to similar problems in the future."