Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on the student's final practice review handout. We worked on functions, limits, integrals, and derivatives."
"This is our first session and the student is prepping for a final exam tomorrow. Before we began tutoring, I asked for a general impression of her progress in Algebra I. She mentioned that she tends to make simple mistakes with forgetting plus/ minus signs or simple calculations. During the session, we went over mistakes she made on her previous exams and I observed her process of solving each problem. I made the suggestion to use scratch paper so she has adequate space to see her calculations clearly to avoid minor mistakes. I suggested she take her time and double check her last step as it was consistent that she would make an error a step right before simplifying her answer. Overall, she has a solid understanding of Algebra I."
"Today we did an extensive review for the midterm. We focused on solving for variables, exponents, scientific notation, direct variation, graphing equations and inequalities, solving equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination, and solving for point-slope, slope-intercept, and standard form."
"I spent most of the time working with Student 1 on regression modeling. We went over key terms and their application, which would be important for his upcoming exam. He could use the equations well, but he had a hard time keeping some of the terms separate from each other. After some work with residuals, regression, and SSres vs SSdev, he seemed to understand it well enough to recall. I spent the remainder of the time working with Student 2 on his biology material. They had done a lab about the genetics of sickle cell anemia, so we reviewed all of the pertinent information. We worked on heterozygote advantage, levels of protein structure, and how form and function are interrelated."
"The student wants to learn the Rubik's cube. We went over the moves needed to do the top. He'll have to practice to get used to remembering which pieces to go where. There are just a few moves needed to do this part of the puzzle."
"Today we practiced simplifying fractions. We also began multiplying fractions by whole numbers, improper fractions, and mixed numbers. While the student can perform many operations with fractions, he sometimes needed help to know which operation to perform. Nevertheless, he has and is making great progress. We will continue to work on this in our next session."