Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed concepts of geometry including lines on a graph on their properties, the equation of a line, calculating midpoints, etc. The student seemed to understand a lot of what we covered. We did about 15 practice problems during our session."
"The student has a math review worksheet that is due on Friday. It's a review for her next test. We began working on this and did about half. We then stopped and she worked on her extra credit assignment that is due Friday. She is almost done with it; all she has to do is color the pictures."
"The student and I covered expressing linear equations in standard form and in slope intercept form. We also graphed absolute value inequalities. I believe with a good set of notes she would have an easier time of it. Notes would give her a formula to follow until she was truly comfortable in the subject. Writing each step down on the paper would also help immensely. When all the steps are in front of you it is easier to catch your mistake. She has a wonderful attitude towards the material, ready to learn and open to different methods. She has a test on Wednesday so I left her to finish her previous homework. I emailed her notes that give her concrete method/ solution to graphing absolute value inequalities. A win for us was understanding and completing writing equations in standard form with ease."
"We covered exponentials and significant figures. The student was doing well, and he understood the concept that was being taught. We covered the lessons for the next class."
"We are working specifically on persistence and perseverance through two and three digit long division problems, and she is really improving in these areas. I introduced her to the "hamburger" method of long division; a fun mnemonic to remember the important steps of long division. She color coded the mnemonic poster and hung it on her wall. She referred to the poster often during the practice problems. During one long division problem, I observed her complete the whole problem, without stopping once. We ended the session with a fun and interactive long division computer game."
"He is a bright, enthusiastic student. He is starting algebra 2 and is learning the properties of functions such as vertical translation, etc. He is grasping the concepts well. On some other exercises, particularly practical work problem examples, he does not have intuitive skills to work toward the answer. I gave him some tips for how to approach these problems. His text books also have SAT/ACT problems which are useful."