Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked through a series of study guides for each chapter the student has worked on this semester, starting from the top, with Measures of Center and Study Design."
"We went through the definitions, that were given to her. Then I had her work through her assigned homework, and previewed what she will be learning during the next session."
"We went over the student's paper and reviewed a practice exam for her upcoming final. She was doing a great job with the material!"
"Today with the student I covered mainly topics to do with fractions. Currently, he is enrolled in community college and these are the topics he is having a quiz on Tuesday. He understands the material when I walk him through it. I tell him to do logical steps to get each answer, and this seems to be working for him well, as he feels like he is then able to apply them himself. I taught him some tricks to remember, and he has been using them well. I know he has the potential to bring his grade up."
"Today the student and I continued to work on logarithmic and exponential functions. I gave him some practice problems last week and he only did one of them but he was correct and was able to explain his steps. He said he needed a little help on the rest so we went through more examples and did A LOT of practice. I was even able to do a couple challenging problems with him. He didn't quite know where to start but once he saw it worked, nothing was foreign to him, so I think that is pretty good. He remembered how to graph exponential functions and remembered how to find the reflection of an exponential function. I am trying to get him in the habit of not leaving anything blank. Even if he feels he doesn't know everything to do, start. Try something. Don't leave anything unanswered. Choose a method and stick with it no matter how wrong or right he is and I can guide his thinking from there. He agreed that he will do better in that aspect and he will complete all practice problems I assign from now on. I am noticing growth with this student. We still have miles to go but he is taking steps in the right direction. He wants to get it and that is very helpful."
"This was the first session with this student, so we started with introductions and a discussion with the father on what the student's weak areas are. We went over a word problem that he had wrong on a class test. The majority of the session reviewed fractions in word problems. The student strives to use mental math for most problems but can slow down his time of completion by not using paper and pencil for calculations. We timed 3 problems, and by using the paper and pencil method, he was able to reduce his calculation time by more than half. We also discussed key words for word problems. I gave him worksheets with key words. I also provided a reference page. We arranged for him to have three more sessions in this upcoming week."