Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we did a lot of drills to sharpen up the student's skills for arithmetic even more and to also test his comprehension of the subjects we went over the previous day. He has already made a lot of progress and we went over a bit of geometry as well as converting fractions into decimals. I have full confidence in his ability."
"Exponents, bounce rates, solving and graphing equations. Student has improved his ability to show his work, which is his greatest weakness in math. We also did some vocabulary and passage review for his English class."
"We prepared for the student's Algebra 2 quiz on inequalities, particularly the word problems. Then, we started analyzing Act I: Scene II of Macbeth. Once again, the student is very up-to-speed with his inequalities. Plus, he analyzes Shakespearean literature very quickly and easily. The student had mentioned that he found the Algebra 2 homework that I had e-mailed him and his mother challenging. So, I will continue building from there. Also, he asked that I create a quiz for him on Macbeth's Act I, Scene IV. The student always exceeds my expectations! Excellent work!"
"Today the student worked on her homework assignment that covered part of chapter 2. We worked on finding the x-intercepts of different variations of x^3 and x^2 functions. Each week I see the student growing in her abilities and becoming more confident in her skills. She did mention to me that she was behind on her video lessons and I encourage her to watch those and take notes on them before she does her homework; I know this week is an exception since she is usually on top of those. We ended the session by looking over a problem from one of her homework check make-up sheets. I left her a sticky note to remind her to ask her teacher for the final homework check make-up that she needs. Overall, another great session!"
"Today we shared an awesome session. I'm constantly impressed with the student's drive and passion. She focuses and is very confident, while remaining open to suggestions. We worked on some math problems today before moving on to practicing multiplication and subtraction mentally, while playing games."
"We worked on the student's homework that is due tomorrow. We focused on word problems and simplifying fractions which the student is very good at doing in his head. We also looked over his math test that he had taken and corrected the questions that he got wrong. We worked with positive and negative numbers and the order of operations."
"Covered the basics of square roots - what they are, how to calculate. Covered more advanced topics of factoring and simplifying square roots. Built on what we learned with practice problems, we moved on to the Pythagorean Theorem, where solid square root calculation methods are essential. Covered the formula and the basic algebra used during calculations. For the other class, we covered graphing linear equations and quadratic equations using tables of values."
"The student completed two sections of the homework assignments she had fall behind on over the weekend. So we picked up where she had left off. There were about two more sections left to complete. After we had completed her homework assignments we began to review the study guide for her exam on Thursday. The study guide consisted of 15 problems relating to: arithmetic operations, fractions, single variable algebraic equations, classifying real numbers and sequences. We focused on the problems she felt were the most difficult."
"We reviewed topics regarding functions (writing equation of a line, domain and range, vertical line test, and more) for her test. She performed the topics well during our session and I hope to hear good news about her test."
"We specifically covered her homework which was division homework-once I noticed she had trouble with it we worked on multiplication tables which she seems to have forgotten. We also worked with place value and she needed little to no coaching on that. I think her biggest issue is learning the multiplication tables - then once she has that learned we will go ahead and continue working on division. The student's mentioned that she seems to still have trouble sounding out words-although I notice she is an avid reader. Will start to work with her on reading passages and teaching her basic sounding techniques for new words."
"Today we worked on Chapter 3 in the student's Algebra book. He has a quiz tomorrow. He did well on his past Algebra test and is doing really well in the class. We also continued working on other math problems. This time we focused on topic questions to see where we could focus more time. We are going to work on probability and geometry next week as those are the most challenging for the student."
"Finished working through the student's current assignment involving negatives. When through concepts on how to determine what an answer should look like for word problems and for determining how to set them up. The student continues to show a strong grasp of subject matter being covered."