Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was session 2 with this student. This time around she was doing much better, really only having trouble with the pretty advanced stuff! So we just worked through her review and did everything to get her totally prepared for her exam. In addition, I gave her a few extra problems or ideas here there to help her have a comprehensive understanding of the material. Honestly, unless she has trouble with test taking in general, I expect very good things from her exam."
"I began my session with the student today by having her work through a number of problems involving percentages. She struggled with the first few problems but was able to work through the rest quite independently. Nonetheless, I would recommend that she continue practicing on problems involving percentages so that she doesn't forget how to work through them. For the rest of our session, she worked through portions of a previous year's fourth grade test, and another year's seventh and eighth grade target test, and seventh and eighth grade sprint test."
"Today we worked on summation notation and using it to solve for the area under curved lines. The student did struggle somewhat with the material as it was mostly new to him. His attitude was positive throughout the session."
"We did a review of basic arithmetic and algebraic rules, making connections to how these rules apply to the last packet of material we worked on together from her class. We worked on rational expressions, undefined expressions, evaluating for x to create an undefined expression, simplifying the multiplication and division of fractions, simplifying the addition and subtraction of fractions, raising exponents to an exponential power, and domain and how it relates to undefined expressions. There was marginal improvement in speed from yesterday. She continues to do well and continues to make great progress in each session!"
"The student and I covered the following standards: Convert a rational number to a decimal using long division; know that the decimal form of a rational number terminates in 0s or eventually repeats and understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related. I provided the practice problems for him to work on these concepts. He mastered working with decimals by the end of the review. Furthermore, he got thorough practice on rewriting different expressions. We reviewed the distributive property and combining like terms."
"During our session, we covered the concepts of derivatives. The product rule and the limit definition of the derivative were the main focus points of this lesson. The concepts were new to the student, but the equations could mostly be solved with concepts he was already familiar with like cross multiplication and factoring. The student is particularly interested in higher level math and maintains a positive attitude during our sessions. I reminded the student that there are many ways to solve these types of math problems and it is essential to understand all of them to succeed in higher level math. I left him with three limit definition problems and four product rule problems as well. I look forward to working with him as he progresses into this new area of math."