Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered material for her test in biology. Some of the material included organelles, cell theory, microscopes, and viruses. She seemed to be anxious about the material, in particular the words which didn't have a meaning that was immediately apparent."
"We covered operations with integers, evaluating exponents, square roots, Pythagorean theorem, order of operations, perimeter and area, and principals and applications of geometry. Most topics needed review, but he had a great positive attitude and picked up most of the topics well. Memorization for the test will be the most difficult part. Strategies included topics and hints for memorization including, but not limited to, PEMDAS, area/perimeter formula, Pythagorean theorem, and types of angles and triangles. There is no extra practice, but extra sessions may be needed. Though, if more practice is needed, the website used for the practice tests is a great resource. We finished most topics with independent practice, which he did very well on!"
"We covered order of operations and proportions. The student was struggling slightly with the distributive property, but his attitude was great and he caught on quickly. I gave him some mental math strategies and some distributive property strategies. I left some material for him to practice on during the week and the weekend. No concerns. Good student, smart on his feet."
"We covered parallel and perpendicular line functions; point-slope and slope-intercept form. The student is comfortable with the material. He struggled a bit with forgetting to read the questions, and some sign errors. He was very confident with doing the calculations. I game him some tips on handling distractions, such as the Pomodoro technique, and the "hard-start jump-to-easy" technique for tests. I had him solve some quadratic formulas at the end of the lesson to prepare for the next lecture."
"We covered pi and finding the circumference, radius, diameter, and area of circles. The student did quite exceptional when we brought the material full circle! With this much material to cover, the "light bulb" typically goes off once we are able to parallel the material with the other concepts. That's what happened for this student...we brought it full circle and he was able to apply to principles to problems brilliantly! As always, he is receptive to new material and takes an active role in learning it! He is a delight to work with! I use positive reinforcement and paralleling the material to past sessions. Also, I do a quick comprehensive review of the concepts we had studied to keep them fresh."
"We covered Polynomials and Rational Functions specifically: Quadratic Functions, Polynomial Functions and their Graphs, Dividing Polynomials and Factor Theorems, Zeros of Polynomials, Rational Functions and their Graphs, Polynomials and Rational Inequalities, and Modeling using variation. The student was struggling most with the graphs of the function, the zeros theorems, and rational inequalities. We went over some strategies for graph and transformations, for the zeros of function and inequalities. He has 50 practice problems for homework; he is getting much better."