Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has done really well with mastering concepts of problems with multiple steps and calculations. He has come a long way in a few weeks, and is identifying his own mistakes by double checking his work. He had a test the next day, but he is doing extremely well with concepts and all the practice problems so we moved ahead to the next lessons. This process seems to help improve his confidence."
"The student did well this session. He told me at the beginning of the session that he didn't know how to do division, which was a surprise to me. I wish he had told me earlier that he hadn't learned division in school (which he told me) since we spent a lot of time going over basic division and long division, which is something he should have covered in school many years ago. I suspect he did cover it but had forgotten. We went on to more complicated word problems (involving volumes of 3-D objects, slopes of lines, and other comparably difficult concepts) and he did well with those. I wish him the best of luck on his placement exam tomorrow."
"The student was preparing for a couple of tests and assignments for the week of the 15th. While he was not very confident about his abilities in geometry, he was able to solve most problems during our review without difficulty. He seemed to understand which sides to use when multiplying numbers to calculate area of a shape, but this skill should still be reinforced through practice."
"The student completed his homework and practice paper for his test this week. The main concept was the use of zero as a placeholder and working with bar graphs and interpretation. He did well and is gaining confidence in his abilities."
"The student is very excited about learning, and he cannot wait to get into meatier math topics. We focused on understanding English measurement (inches, feet, yards, etc.). He did his own studying and came back with a good understanding of such. We will be working on area and perimeter next. I will be bringing more in-depth examples and practice to help his understanding. Over the weekend, he is also going to look at words in a thesaurus to find patterns and read some US History material. I am going to send him some video clips to help with visual understanding of area/perimeter and US History."
"Today we briefly reviewed the student's chemistry assignment. We primarily focused on his math homework in anticipation of a quiz this upcoming week. We solved several area and perimeter problems, then worked on exponent problems. His biggest issue is not with understanding the material. When he's solving each respective problem, he makes a simple mistake (i.e. improperly multiple numbers, forgetting to carry an exponent through the problem, etc.). He just has to be more diligent about solving his problems."