Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we worked on proportions and fractions. The student has shown quite a bit of improvement in both is math ability and critical thinking skills."
"We continued over three-digit division. He is doing well. If he keeps practicing then he should start feeling more confident!"
"The student has his final soon, so we worked on his review sheet. The student was having some trouble with probabilities, so we worked on that portion of his review sheet and a bit of graphing since those were the two main areas of trouble."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed chapter 1 in his pre-calculus book in order to drive home some key concepts. He seemed to understand all concepts. We also reviewed some biology topics and also did some practice with outlining essays. I think that outlining essays is a good skill to develop, not just for his academic coursework but also for the SATs that he will be taking next year!"
"The current concept is finding the volume of shapes, specifically using multiple formulas to find the volume of an odd shape. The student initially struggled with how to split the problem apart but quickly picked up the concept and was able to use the formulas in real world applications such as how to find the volume of rooms in his home. Next week the student should begin reviewing for his cumulative mid-term the first week of March."
"The student and I have been working on her math homework assignments. We worked on one assignment that focused on how to navigate triangles. She understands this part of the material much better than she did last time we had to use angles. As usual, she is really getting the geometry based materials. We also covered some material over the distributive property. She has absolutely no issues with the method or idea of this property. Her work evidenced two barriers to solving items, however: Attention (on a few occasions she only wrote out part of the distributed answer) and confusing question design (some items had her fill in blanks instead of solve entire problems, which she found confusing). Overall, she is doing well on this material. Finally, we also went over her study materials for an upcoming science test on rocks. She has covered three types of rocks and will be tested simultaneously on them. Though she sometimes confuses what traits go with what types, practice was helping her conquer this. I asked her to review a textbook diagram that shows state changes between rock types, which was the most difficult part for her to discuss."