Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He had Algebra work over solving two-step equations today. Fortunately, he picked up on it very quickly, getting through his assignment with only one error. He also went over some Spanish online work today."
"He had to write down some science definitions. I showed him how to use his textbook glossary to find the definitions. Then, we studied for his language arts test. He was able to identify many of the words' meanings but had difficulty providing examples for the vocabulary words. By the end of the session, he had about five of the fourteen words that he still needed to review. I left him with flash cards of his language arts vocabulary and a ratios worksheet to complete as practice."
"He has a math test on Monday and was struggling with mastery of the fraction and decimals chapter. We spent two separate days preparing him for the test. I have confidence that he will pass the test; he had increased his mastery of the skills needed to understand the concepts."
"He has a test in calculus on Monday, so we discussed what concepts would be covered. He has taken this class before so we used the previous midterm to review. He seems to have a basic understanding of the concepts but really struggles with the application."
"He has an exam tomorrow, so we went over some last-minute questions he had. First, we reviewed linear programming. We went through two examples from a practice worksheet he had. Then, we talked about isotopes and calculating weighted atomic masses. He seemed to have a strong understanding of the material. "
"He helped me download the mathematica software after which we used it to construct elimination matrices whereby to solve matrix equations and to find matrix inverses. Throughout, we used the principles of matrix multiplication and linear combinations and demonstrated them line by line at the end. His main limitation was that he sometimes didn't slow down enough and have the patience to think through the little details. (Often, writing by hand is helpful in facilitating this process). Otherwise, he is a very talented math student and can think very quickly through the steps."