Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent the entire session reviewing material for his math AIMS test on Wednesday. We worked on problems that were given in a practice test. He got all of the concepts without much difficulty. He makes minor mistakes often because he rushes through the problem even though he could get the right answer if he took more time. We will continue working on trying to slow down, taking each problem one step at a time and writing out each step on a separate line."
"Completed homework assignment number 8 which deals with relativity and the consequences of travelling close to the speed of light. The student also partially finished the "star report" research paper on the star Merak."
"The student had performed well on his practice section - out of 20 questions, he answered 14 correctly and 2 incorrectly, omitting 4. I reinforced that this demonstrates improvement and shows that he has mastered basic and intermediate concepts. We focused our work during the session on the most challenging problems, specifically involving equations and inequalities, factoring, and triangles. We worked through the problems he answered incorrectly and omitted, and the student also completed eight practice problems. I emphasized the importance of backsolving and/or omission when he does not know how to begin solving a problem. I asked him to review his materials that discuss factoring and triangles. I also asked him to complete two more practice sections and create a day-by-day study plan (he is taking the SAT on March 11) prior to our next session."
"Today we focused on prepositions, verbs, and subjects. The student has an excellent grasp of all the concepts we covered and seems to be doing very well. We also reviewed his vocabulary for his test tomorrow. I'm confident he'll pass with flying colors. Finally, we also went over his new book, "A Monster Calls". We reviewed the concepts of theme, character, and metaphor. I asked him to focus on how the protagonist changes throughout the story so that we can get a better idea of the theme. Again, he seems to be doing well with this concept!"
"The student and I met for the last time before his final. He had a notecard to write things on he wanted to bring into the test, and we went over mostly quadrilaterals and "proof reasons". It's all the semantics of geometry rather than the actual math, which he understands."