Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent our whole session today working on her next homework problem set. This was especially necessary for her because she missed her previous math class and therefore did not understand how to do all of the homework until the end of our session."
"The student and I focused on his math homework for our first session. We worked on concepts regarding parallel and perpendicular lines and also point-slope form. We discussed the differences between the two types and some of the tricks to check his work. While he had some initial difficulties with point-slope, he quickly grasped onto the concept. We reviewed his homework, and he was able to do most of the last questions on his own. For roughly 20 minutes, we went over Lewis structures for some of his chemistry homework. We looked at a harder problem and a simpler one to use a reference for his homework. He seemed to grasp the concepts here fairly well, though it might help to review it later."
"The student and I went over exponents and exponential functions. More specifically, we went over exponential growth and decay. I made her a formula sheet with the formulas for the exponential growth and decay and also the percent increase formula. She has an 87 in math - we are trying to move her in the right direction towards an A."
"We were working with the slope intercept formula and direct variation. We reviewed what the parts of the formula represented and how to solve them. The student got back her quiz from last week, and she got a 91. She had to return the quiz, but her dad reviewed it with her. Today, we went over questions for her MAC test tomorrow. We also reviewed the different sections for her test on Friday. We completed a challenge worksheet and went over the answers, discussing what formula to use and why. Then, we did her homework on p. 256 - 259. She understood the majority of the material; a few minor mistakes were made, which we corrected, and I explained to her."
"The student and I went over a worksheet on correlation vs. causation. We then worked on a worksheet that covered frequency tables. Then, finally we went over finding the mean absolute deviation. He was able to grasp all these concepts after some explanation."
"Today, we covered information from the standardized tests that the student took in class this past week such as identifying a formula from a graph. We also discussed material from what he worked on earlier in the semester. We focused mostly on rules of exponents toward the end because there were a couple of problems that were a little tricky for him. We discussed a couple of concepts that we had gone over in the last tutoring session, and it seems as though he retained that information very well (which for me, already shows improvement). Overall, he did well today, and it was a very productive lesson."