Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student prepare for his Algebra II test. We worked on inequalities and absolute value problems. He struggled a bit with knowing some of the particulars of absolute values, but once I explained them to him he flew through his homework quickly and accurately."
"We went over some homework which focused on taking a verbal prompt and using it to extract an equation and create a graphical representation of whatever the prompt is asking. (For example, the student is running after a ball at X speed, how long until she is Y distance from her parents?) He was pretty successful at this. We also went over some French homework that looked at the conjugation of "aller" and talked some about French grammar. We finished a little early, so I made up some extra math problems and we talked about any organization problems he had."
"We reviewed postulates, rules, and theories for the student's upcoming geometry test. For review, we worked on past lessons and then on the "whiteboard" on the iPad."
"This time we covered some basic probability, coupled with some more advanced techniques. It was a fairly easy lesson, and it was made all the more easy because the student already had a good understanding of it, because I went over all of the material she would be covering before she covered it in class. She got a 90 on the quiz on the subject, so, we just studied what she struggled with, in preparation for her test this Friday."
"Today the student and I hit the ground running with his pre-algebra homework. He was able to complete his entire word problem set, and then I double-checked his work. He demonstrated a clear understanding of the concepts at play. Furthermore, he and I set up a new system in which we will track his weekly assignments to ensure the proper preparation and completion of all required work. He and I then studied some of his English terms for Monday's quiz, and we got a solid grasp in completing his US history worksheet. Overall, it was an incredibly productive afternoon and one upon which we can build."
"We continued to prepare for the student's upcoming test on trigonometric functions. She has more confidence in the material. She needed less guidance on how to solve a problem; she only had a few questions and needed reassurance. She still needs to memorize key identities and triangles that will make her work go much quicker. There is growing confidence."