Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we continued our work with alternative variables, along with introducing the horizontal and vertical line tests. These tests are used to determine if graphed expressions are functions. The student got it right away, which was encouraging. Later in the session we began to examine graphing equations more thoroughly. We looked at the basic form of several different functions, then explored how to shift said functions. She did very well."
"The student worked for most of the first hour with her homework and I thought she did a great job overall understanding what the question was asking and then working out the problem. We covered on the concept of counting principle and how to use that to find the total number of outcomes in any given situation like the number of different 5 digit zip codes that is possible if numbers can be repeated. She was very receptive to the material we reviewed, and it was connected to real life examples. After she finished with her homework we spend the next hour reviewing and practicing problems I obtained online and we worked on about 15 different problems similar to the ones she did in her homework. I thought she did excellent in these problems. Her altitude was positive throughout the session and she was calm and patient. She was excellent today."
"Today we studied for the student's quiz tomorrow. We reviewed how to find the horizontal and vertical asymptotes of functions with exponents. We also worked on how to recognize vertical and horizontal shifts in an equation as well as scale factors."
"This was my last session with this student. Today, I reviewed her math homework. She then worked on her science reading comprehension homework. With the time remaining, we worked on math word problems as well as "closest number estimation." I have absolutely loved working with her and have seen so much improvement in her academically as well as socially and emotionally (confidence wise). Her mom shared her increase in grades with me."
"Today the student and I made use of manipulatives to begin developing his ability to focus for longer stints of time. We were able to sustain an unbroken 15 minutes during this session, which will work as a great starting point. He was also able to start working on some important math vocabulary. He understands the term 'altogether' in relation to addition and is picking up the concept of 'double' as we start building a strong foundation for multiplication. Great work."
"This session, the student became the teacher. I let her have fun in the role play, but I didn't make it easy for her. With each math problem she gave me, I had her explain it and say it with confidence. The more she did it, the more she remembered. I want to add in more games to the lesson to see if they help her comprehend the math better."