Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I corrected her last physics test; some of the material on the test was not on the review. When I explained more of the conceptual part of the calculations, the setup and process seemed to be easier for her than just going through the math."
"The student and I corrected some problems on her algebra homework. She had already completed most of the worksheet and there were only two little mistakes that she had made. She also completed her algebra worksheet from class, which was mostly a review of domain/ range, and creating equations from word problems. She has a really good understanding of domain and range already, so this was no problem for her. She then worked on two different biology assignments, both dealing with the cell cycle and mitosis, and the different checkpoints involved in the cell cycle. The only things that gave her a bit of trouble were some of the review questions over DNA mutations, but I found a good website to use as a reference, and then she was able to answer everything. Lastly, we went over some of her English vocabulary words and came up with clever ways to remember a few of the really difficult ones."
"The student and I covered a lot of ground in our session. We once again looked at long division with polynomials. He did a much better job with this topic the second time around, but occasionally struggled with using the distributive property. We did several examples together and he did the last one entirely alone. We then decided to go back and cover some arithmetic and basic algebra in order to improve his skills with the distributive property."
"The student and I covered a lot of material. First, we covered Pascal's triangle in terms of expanding binomials. Then, we worked on permutations and combinations and determining which one would fit which word problem. We worked on using the formula and Pascal's triangle to find the combinations and for the formula to find the permutations. Afterwards, we worked on learning how to solve for variables in polynomials by completing the square. For these topics, we worked on roughly 3 or 4 problems. The student was focused and receptive to what was being taught. I gave the student strategies to finding values of combinations by using Pascal's triangle. If she dedicates ten minutes or more to going over her review work, she will make an A on her test."
"The student and I covered a variety of problems from a practice exam. The topics included solving equations, inequalities, conjugates, solving for complex roots, and odd functions. He isn't struggling too much with any one topic. There were a few times in the lesson where it was hard for him to understand something, but with explanation, it eventually clicked for him each time. He's got a great attitude toward learning the material, and he's very motivated to learn."
"The student and I covered about ten problems, and then completed two worksheets focusing on the 4x times tables. He did well with the concept, and will continue to go over and add on as needed. We finished the session coloring the worksheets. This was a very good session."