Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was a review for his next test, and the student was in great spirits. For the review, we had to determine the usage of MPH to calculate time, the usage of MPG to calculate fuel used, the area of a circle, the circumference of a circle, and using perimeter x-height to determine surface area so that we could calculate gallons of paint needed. We also reviewed scientific notation using division and multiplication. There does seem to be a recent trend in the questions he is asked of needing an initial result in order to do a calculation for a final answer (which I think is awesome)."
"This session was dedicated to reviewing assigned material with which the student had some difficulty as well as other probable topics to appear on an upcoming final exam on linear equations and inequalities. The overview made use of review material provided by the student's teacher throughout the term; more challenging questions were selected by the student for clarification of concepts and operating procedure. Particular attention was given to the process of identifying and rearranging equations into various forms (slope-intercept, point-slope, and standard) upon being provided limited information (e.g., slope and coordinate values). The process of conversion between forms was delineated before similar examples were provided to reinforce the material. By the third example, the student could correctly complete and explain the solving process on his own."
"This session was entirely a review. We again used the test from last semester for our review problems. The student was able to complete most of the problems with little help from me. He did very well with the quadratic inequalities, which we hadn't spent very much time on. We spent some extra time on writing equations from graphs because they weren't on his homework. Overall, I am confident that he will be successful on this test."
"This session was primarily focused on organizational skills and goal setting. Together, the student and I discussed plans for catching up with his A block classes, especially Spanish and English. He has an assignment from each class to focus on tonight. We will come up with a similar plan tomorrow for his B block classes."
"This session, the student and I studied absolute value graphs and equations. He needed help with positives and negatives, and he was quick to pick up on his own mistakes when I showed him. We then went ahead to the next lesson, which had more of the same types of problems."
"This session, the student had some questions on logarithms and exponential equations. We solved a few factoring questions that were homework. He had some issues with factoring out complex exponents, but he eventually got the concept. We then worked on logarithms, which are new, but he solved them easily. We also spent some time on chemistry, specifically on finding the polarity of molecules and exponential growth functions. He seems on track in both subjects."