Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we started on ACT math prep. I came up with problems to work on. I've told them to make sure to bring an ACT or SAT prep book next time."
"The student and I focused on the Science section this week, covering the different types of sections and the best way to look for information in the passage. He needed a little guidance, but when I helped point him in the right direction, he did well locating the information on the graph and interpreting the question the right way. The main thing he'll want to work on is always knowing where to find the information quickly enough for the ACT format. We also talked a little about the Writing section of the test. We'll be meeting again in two weeks and until then, he has a list of passages to do and score himself on."
"We reviewed the section that he covered this week in class, and went through his homework. Then we moved on and I gave him an introductory lesson on the material to be covered this week in his classes."
"We did counting problems using a coin counting worksheet. We also used real coins to practice coin-equivalency. Finally, we reviewed the math concepts identified in her unit one review from school, especially odd/even numbers, counting by 5's, and place value. I was really proud of the student for the coin-equivalency practice because it is a difficult concept to grasp (for example, if she has a quarter and I have 12 coins, what must those 12 coins be?)."
"The student recently took the Literature and Math tests, and reported that she did well on the Lit. Reviewed using practice tests and answer keys, paused to discuss relevant math concepts, and reviewed commonly useful math multiple choice techniques, such as plugging in your own number or testing out the answer choices."
"The student and I reviewed another Learning Activity (and the questions were related to a previous chapter and activity that he had been unable to complete, so this was good practice). The concepts related to supply and demand, the law of supply and demand, and the differences between a change in supply and demand (assuming other factors of influence such as the prices of complements and substitutes) versus a change in the quantity supplied and quantity demanded. We also reviewed several graphs and tables related to equilibrium, shortage, and surplus."