Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She and I worked on math today. I think she is pretty good on math. I will send her some practice problems. She said she received some SSAT sample problems, so I told her to do the math ones and bring her questions. I also told her that her SSAT book has math review in it, so she can read that when she gets a chance!"
"The student and I pretty much did the same format as last time for the science section. For the math section, we reviewed, then we went over all the geometry formulas and shapes she needs to know for the ACT, as well as graphing quadratic equations."
"We worked through about 25 SAT math practice problems and covered systems of equations, similar triangles, the slope of a line, how to solve for the intersection of two lines, and how to find the common denominator of algebraic phrases. She is going to continue working on practice problems until our next session."
"The first half of today was spent covering how to write the formulas for compounds when given the name, then going over the five types of chemical reactions. The student picked up on these concepts very quickly and was able to get questions right about this. The second half was spent working through some geometry questions. He made some small errors, but was able to follow the correct explanations rather easily."
"The students and I reviewed a number of multiple-choice questions related to externalities, income inequality, and poverty. Similar to other previous question sets, while there were several questions that were challenging, we were still able to work through all of them. With only a few remaining, we will review these during a future session. They also indicated that they were able to perform relatively well on the most recent quiz and maintain a good standing in the course."
"We covered simplifying fractions, a more conceptual understanding of multiplying fractions, and multiplying mixed numbers. The student was struggling a bit with finding the GCF of bigger numbers, so I gave him some divisibility rules. Since he is very bright, we are moving at a quick pace and he is catching on quickly. He caught on to multiplying mixed numbers after just 1 example and 1 problem with minimal support!"