Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started with reading comprehension during this session. He did well getting the tone of the passages but sometimes struggled with factual questions about the passages. I told him he has to look for textual support for his answers, and after that he started doing better. However, he still needs to read more closely. We then moved onto algebra. He still needs to practice writing out equations in an orderly fashion. We went over algebraic word problems (finding means, for instance), and though he still made some mistakes he was understanding the concepts better."
"The student has an exam on Monday. He did his homework which included two step equations and how to solve them. The we reviewed for the exam which included work on ratios, rates, proportions, fractions, converting decimals to percents, converting percents to decimals, finding the percent of a number, finding the percent change, and finding the unit price. He has a good sense about how to solve each problem. He is well prepared. Excellent well focused session."
"We went through the first part of the student's study guide for the final exam. The student was struggling the most with remembering how to do things from the beginning of the semester. This was my first session with the student, so I have seen no progress, but he seems to have increased understanding from when we started the session. I left him with no extra practice as the study guide is rather long. I think it's more than enough practice. I have no specific concerns from this session."
"Student 1 and Student 2 are continuing to work on their Trigonometry Unit, focusing this week on graphing trigonometric functions. I split up the tutoring session again, focusing half of it on Student 1 and the other half on Student 2. They both worked on the same material, but they had different areas of difficulty. Specifically, we worked on finding the periods and asymptotes of tangent and cotangent functions, and using them to graph the functions. Even though I quickly reviewed how to divide fractions and how to graph in the past, they still had difficulty with the process. More fundamental review is needed. We will address this again at our next sessions."
"We covered a chapter 4 worksheet given by the teacher that reviewed least common multiples, greatest common factors, prime numbers, and quantification comparison of fractions and decimals. The student answered with ease the fraction questions. He had 5 problems left to do at the end of our session, but I explained to him how to approach them."
"Today the student and I reviewed her homework, which was on graphing points, and expanded upon the concepts with her workbook. She had already finished her homework, so I reviewed it and found that she had only missed a couple of problems. After working on graphing points, we did practice problems on dividing fractions out of her workbook. She was great today and handled the challenging material very well!"