Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student complete part two of the review. We then went through both parts again focusing on the questions that he struggled with the first time. He did very well. We went over graphing inequalities more at the end. He felt confident about the test."
"I helped the student with chemistry first. I taught her how to do ionic equations and what a balanced one is. She understood it very quickly; then I helped her with her math, which was mostly graphing quadratics and knowing how the graphs change with slight variations. I also taught her how to complete the square in her equations so she could make the equation easier to graph. Then, I wrote down a formula for how to complete squares to make the equations easier to solve. She felt much better afterward. I told her how she could practice some, and she thanked me."
"I helped the student with his practice on ratios. He was trying too hard to replicate what his teacher told him to do, and he didn't really understand what the concept was behind ratios. We talked about how ratios are basically the same as fractions, and I set him up with a system where he first simplifies the ratio before he does anything else with it. He was trying to rush to get the right answer, so I had him slow down and practice writing everything down, even if he thought he had it figured out."
"I helped the student with some homework problems, and then we reviewed a few practice problems from his math pre-test so he is better prepared for his test at the end of the week. We are focusing a lot on ratios, fractions, decimals, and scientific notation. Other areas we worked on last time (like scientific notation), he seemed to be doing well."
"I helped the student work through a review sheet that involved complex numbers, polynomials, factoring equations, and completing the square. We completed all of the review questions, and he understood the material well by the end of the session. All of the material was review from what we had worked together on in the past."
"I introduced ratios and unit rate, which is the student's current school math topic, and we worked on a few problems of each. With the help of a resource book and practice problems, we covered a couple of problem-solving and test-taking strategies, including guess and check. We went over a mental math worksheet that covered a variety of problems and had fun going over our addition, subtraction, and multiplication fast facts. We also read a short biography about a doctor to work on reading comprehension. Overall, it was a good session, and I can definitely see her mental math skills improving."