Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The students had their last session today. The first student and I looked at the problems she missed on the rest of the problem set. It was mostly challenging problems dealing with multiple commas. We discussed using your common sense after saying the sentence in your head with and without commas. The second student and I worked on some challenging problems from the end of a math section. We reviewed the important strategies of plug-and-chug and backsolving."
"The student and I went over his test. He did not do as well as he hoped. When we were going through it we found a lot of the issues were simple algebraic mistakes. Some of the other issues were how to set up the problem. We also discussed his nerves when testing and some possible methods to approach them."
"We began a discussion of principal component analysis and dimension reduction based on a homework problem. We were able to get through the homework easily, but may require a more depth review of the material before we have a fuller understanding of how to perform a dimension reduction analysis. The student reported that he recently saw a very data heavy presentation, and he was able to fully comprehend the statistical details that were presented thanks to the sessions we've been having. That's a win if I've ever heard of one!"
"During this session, we went over some of the student's homework problems. They dealt mostly with parametric derivative and integrals. She seemed to struggle a bit with remembering trig and her integration rules. I reviewed these concepts as they came up in the problems and suggested a number of outside resources that she could use for further review."
"The student and I reviewed the SAT math section (calculator and non-calculator portions). We first went over a completed SAT math calculator section, spending time on the questions he was unsure of and missed. After this, we did practice problems through the online platform. Throughout the session, we reviewed key concepts, and I spent some more time explaining concepts he was not familiar with."
"Today, we worked on rounding numbers to the nearest hundred-thousand and ten-thousand. The student already knew the number line method for rounding, so I gave her a new strategy to use: the roller coaster. She did a wonderful job with rounding 6-digit numbers to the nearest hundred-thousand. She struggled in the beginning with rounding 6-digit numbers to the nearest ten-thousand, but with lots of practice, she succeeded. I would recommend that she practice more rounding to the nearest ten-thousand with 6-digit numbers so it can increase muscle memory, and it can sink in her long-term memory."