Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He and I made sure he was ready for his upcoming test. We did a cumulative review of topics covered so far this year including graphing, transformation of graphs, basic inequalities, simple geometry problems, absolute value, and some word problems."
"He and I met briefly to discuss his assignments and to show him how to access the online platform this week. We also went over imaginary numbers, and I sent his mom a link that he can look over if he has any questions. He needs to be working on the learning website each day as his teacher is grading them on their participation. We have a session scheduled for Wednesday evening. "
"He and I met for the first time, and my impression of him is that he is doing well in class. I felt that he had a strong foundation (working with negative numbers, fractions), which was great to see. He knew the concepts (he said this session was easier for him than others) and just needed some practice to get him to think critically. We went over finding solutions to three equations, which was involved and can get confusing very easily, so I told him to try working methodically to see if that lessens the confusion. I noticed he skips some steps, but because he does so correctly (for the most part), I did not try and correct him. I think he just needed someone to work alongside him and check his answers and methods."
"He and I met yesterday and spent our time first focusing on vocabulary, and then building math skills. We looked at his most recent math test, which he did very well on, and strengthened the one section he missed, which was two questions on the square roots of decimals. Once he saw the process, and saw how to check his work, he was unstoppable in solving those types of problems. Afterwards, I gave him several math club-type challenge problems, which he handled very quickly and calmly."
"He and I reviewed for his exam this week. He is really improving his understanding of derivatives. He still struggles with knowing when to use which derivative rule (chain, product, quotient) when not told to use it."
"He and I reviewed for his test, focusing on quadratic equations and projectile motion. He seems to grasp the core concepts, but occasionally, he gets ahead of himself and makes small, careless errors by losing track of where he is in the problem. We worked on a deeper understanding of these equations and strategies for organizing work in order to maintain focus and orientation in a problem. I sent him a few practice problems to complete before his test. He sent me a picture of his work, and I sent him back corrections."