Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the topics that will be on her first exam. We covered some concepts and did some practice problems. I suggested that the student continue doing practice problems on the topics we discussed. No concerns at this time"
"Per the student's mother, we will be spending most of our time covering 6th Grade math and science. If and when time comes, we will further analyze the option of taking the SSAT. On our first session, the student and I went over fractions and mixed numerals."
"Today we covered both Chemistry and Algebra II. The student has a new note sheet and homework assignment for Algebra, covering functions and rate of change, which we covered. We then moved on to electron configurations and atomic spectra."
"This session went much more smoothly! We started with slightly more advanced algebra problems. The students were very receptive to trying new and more difficult problems! We went through a bunch together. I looked through their SSAT prep books and wrote a list for some problems for the students to do over the next week."
"We reviewed a test given at school, and reviewed the concepts the student was challenged with (plot lines, multi-step- questions). Her teacher sent home a packet to use as a review for an upcoming test."
"Today we covered the review for her first test, coming up in a week. It consisted of questions about parent functions, transformations, and regressions. At first, she seemed to struggle especially with the questions concerning functions within functions, but she showed significantly more confidence before the session ended. I did not leave her with any extra practice before I left, but I did leave a chart outlining methods for solving certain types of problems. Additionally, I do intend to provide more questions concerning the topics that will be on her first test to send her via email."
"Continued going over multiple Algebra 1 subjects which the student does very well. I've suggested, since he is doing well and seems up to speed in being able to work multiple problems, that we should concentrate on his school lessons, and it was agreed to do this."
"This evening was our first session. We began by discussing what the student had been working on since beginning this school year. He stated that he had felt confident in what they had covered in class so far. However, he was less confident about his new material that he had an upcoming quiz on later this week. We first looked at his notes from class and then worked through practice/homework problems from his textbook. By the end of the session, he stated that he felt much more confident in the topic (solving for a variable). He also said that he felt prepared to take the quiz on Friday. Before leaving, I told him that if he wanted extra practice before the quiz, he could work through more of the problems in his textbook and that he could contact me if he had any questions."
"Today I met with the student for the first time. We went over his Calculus first. He is currently studying limits. He knew the computational aspect, and I helped him a bit with the theoretical aspect. Then we went over his Statistics homework. He did very well in doing the calculations, but needed a little assistance with a concept called restricted domain. Since he was doing well, and made the connections for the concepts, I didn't assign any further practice this time, but I will ask about them next time."
"The student was studying for his test tomorrow in geometry. We went over deductive reasoning, converse, biconditional, inverse, and contrapositive. He also worked a few proofs. He seemed to understand the stuff well."
"Today we reviewed for her Chapter 2 test tomorrow. We covered inequalities, absolute values, factoring, and completing the square. She knows what she is doing and after looking at a problem for a second, she usually knows what to do."
"The student has a quiz on general nested functions. We went over how it works and she caught in quickly. We then went through two whole homework assignment on the definition of a derivative and average rate of change. As long as we make sure she keeps up with homework she should do well in this class."