Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on her review for her test tomorrow. We went over factoring trinomials, greatest common factor, and how to solve equations using both of those."
"We reviewed for the student's probability test and discussed homework problems. Topics covered included: combinations, permutations, expected value of independent outcomes, expected value of dependent outcome, etc."
"The student and I reviewed his math homework. His confidence in the material (geometry) seemed to improve throughout the session."
"Today I showed the student a video that I found online that explains equivalent fractions using pictures of pizzas. Afterwards, we used the website to complete a few practice problems until she understood the concept. Then, we finished her milestone practice worksheet. The last problem involved parallel lines, which I think we'll have to review a bit better during our next session. Overall, our session went really well. She tries her best; she listens to my explanations and participates in solving the problems. She particularly enjoys writing and drawing on my little dry erase board. She seems to have gained a bit of confidence since last time. I told her not to worry too much if she gets a problem wrong at first--practice makes perfect."
"The student's spring break gave us an opportunity to review the material he has been struggling with. We focused specifically on word problems (with which he has been struggling the most). Reviewing the material helped the student tremendously - he was able to recall a lot of what he had learned, but the review helped him solidify the terms, as well as start focusing on the bigger "why" of the problems, as opposed to just memorizing the steps. At the end of the lesson, the student was able to differentiate between direct variation, y-intercept form, and slope-intercept form. Overall, the student is still struggling a bit with thinking about the problems from a holistic perspective (which would help him figure out what x, y, m and b stand for), but he is doing much better on memorizing the steps and understanding the importance of the material."
"The student's studies have moved towards calculating lateral area, volume, and surface area using perimeter and lateral area. The worksheets are semi-new material which require him to calculate volumes, lateral area, and surface areas of cylinders, cones, and spheres. I have asked him specifically to put as much detail into the work as possible so that I can understand where he is coming from and to give him more practice showing work for his teacher (and future teachers). I also plan on sending him a set of review questions compiled from all the subject matter we have covered, so that when his final approaches next month he won't be overwhelmed with trying to recall some of the older material."