Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through making fractions into decimals, rounding decimals, and solving equations with the correct order of operations."
"The student and I went through several research designs, including experimental design, quasi-experimental design, cohort study, and case-control study. We talked about the setting and the key components of each research design, and she knew the strength of evidence of each research design."
"The student and I went through the mathematics sections of her HSPT practice test. She's doing well on the conceptual portion. In the problem-solving section, the things that tend to get her are still the things that have been problems before: ratios and percents, fractions, and negative numbers. We spent some time going over the concepts she's been struggling with, and some of that has been helpful as a refresher. That said, one of the things that will probably be of help for her on standardized tests is slowing down. Many people want to try and solve problems all in one go, and that often leads to mistakes. Slowing down can make a big difference in success rates, especially with math."
"The student and I were in contact reviewing for an exam throughout the week. We had telephone calls, emails, and lots of text messages as we worked through aspects of the problem. She also sent me two preliminary drafts that I made suggestions for improvement on before submission. I hope it was ultimately helpful to her."
"The student and I were reviewing practice problems which she was unsure of doing herself. We discussed what needed to be done to answer the problem, then I had her doing the problem so she could feel comfortable doing the work. A few times she didn't know what to do at all, so I did some of the work, and then we did another similar problem so she could do one herself."
"The student and I were working on a review yesterday. We reviewed creating a table from the polynomial. We plotted these points and then continued to find the extrema, the interval of increase/decrease, range, and domain. He still struggled with many of these concepts. He can plot points on a graph, but struggles to figure out what the point is from the graph. The concept of domain and range are still a little complicated, so we have to review this on Monday. For the final part of this problem we need to look at whether or not the polynomial is even, odd, or neither. We decided to put this off until we understand the fundamentals a little better."