Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student F and I covered rounding and multiplication. This session I saw huge progress with him in how he handled addition and subtraction. He did not struggle with difficult problems and he was able to pay attention to the new material. Student S and I covered algebra, specifically the distributive property and how to implement it while solving equations."
"This session was largely a review for the student. He had a test on Wednesday which he said went well, given that he had more time to complete the test than the quizzes. We covered functions, which is strong in. Graphing is a strength for him because he is such a visual learner and he can see things more clearly. He is asking more questions, which is helpful and allows me to see where he is."
"Today the student and I worked on linear equations, multivariable inequality systems, Gauss-Jordan, inverse matrices, linear programming word problems, and graphing multivariable inequality systems."
"The student and I reviewed more complex problems solving equations including radicals and fractions. We discussed several specific questions regarding problems she'd attempted but either got stuck or did not know how to approach. In general, I'd say her ability and confidence is much higher than before our first session. She has an exam on Monday, which she will have a study guide for on Thursday. We plan to meet again on Thursday to review her study guide. I suggested she use some time on her own to practice solving these equations with the note that repetition is really the best way to get good at these types of problems. This will also improve her speed as she noted that at times she has trouble finishing a test in the time allotted. All together, another great session with the student."
"We specifically covered geometric and algebraic proofs. The only problem we had was how to word the reasoning for some of our statements but once we learned that, we had no problem. I emphasized that the student should understand why the statements are true in his own mind before worrying about how to use particular terminology. He seemed to definitively understand almost every concept so I don't believe he'll have any trouble."
"We reviewed topics that the student had learned in class and cleared up fuzzy areas that she had. I showed her ways of using her graphing calculator that will be beneficial for her. We also went over some basic math to help her prepare for the PSATs the next day."