Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished reviewing the methods for solving a quadratic. He was still a bit unsure of how to use the completion of a perfect square, so we will continue to look over that in future sessions. We also worked on several word problems, where he struggled in originally creating the algebraic equations to solve. As we went through the problems, the writing of the equations became easier for him, as did solving the resulting systems of equations. In our last two sessions, we will continue to work on logarithms. He has progressed a lot in our sessions, so these last two sessions will be focused on targeting specific concepts that he needs help with."
"We reviewed common ethical issues in art therapy. We worked on organizing the student's thoughts and main writing points in her essay. She is always a pleasure to work with. She also seems to have a renewed focus for her work, which is encouraging because she's an extremely bright young lady. The student and I created an essay outline and composed a number of writing prompts to help her construct the remainder of her paper. She is planning on completing the remainder of her outline before our next session. She came to the session with some great ideas about topics to cover in her paper, and we have a great game plan in place on getting her through the remainder of the semester. Nice work!"
"The student and I ran through SAT Math today. He seemed to pick up the new material I taught him, and he performed stronger on the calculator section. I assigned more work for tomorrow's lesson."
"Today, he and I worked through several more practice problems covering 1D and 2D kinematics, particularly free fall problems. The first few problems he needed a bit of help with, but as the session progressed, he started picking up on the patterns and strategies needed to solve these types of problems. He became much more independent in the second half of the session and was able to perform most of the problems on his own without much assistance. He appears to have gained a much better understanding of the material!"
"The concept that we covered was converting word problems into algebraic equations. This time, our equations involved inequalities and absolute values. The student learned for the first time how to solve absolute value equations. She was able to do several problems on her own. She also learned how to relate functions and variables to real world values."
"Today, we worked on more word parts. The boys are really starting to understand how to piece words together using the different roots, and to use them as clues for analogies and synonyms. We began working on an upper-level SSAT reading test as well, and they seem to be using the skills from the lower level stuff to be prepared."