Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student review for her chapter 2 test. We went over the concepts that would be on the test. I quizzed her on a few topics that she had previously been struggling with. After that, she worked through an ACT packet that I brought. I picked out the questions that she was capable of doing."
"I met with both students. Student one and I worked first on multiplying and dividing decimals by multiples of 10, and she was able to clearly explain her thinking and the reasoning behind her steps. We then practiced multiplying and dividing with 2- and 3-digit numbers, because she wanted some practice improving in that area. Student two and I spent most of our time strengthening his long division, and he picked up a huge amount of speed. We then spent a little time identifying the place of the digits in large numbers."
"I reviewed with the student her homework and from some notes of hers from class or from her recent exam she took. But mainly throughout our session we focused on differentiating functions. Our session was pretty repetitive as she has only just begun this topic after her exam, but that being said, this was great practice as she is definitely competent in differentiating functions using the various shortcuts she is expected to have memorized. During our next week's session, we will review for her next exam she has next Friday. She will be expected to know all of this differentiation, but just as well many proofs, including those for differentiation rules. Although the test is comprehensive, it will prioritize those topics, i.e. the ones I've thus far described, which have not appeared on any previous quiz or exam. "
"I selected different sixth grade problems for the student to solve, including proportions, mean averages, solving for variables, and a couple of word problems. I reviewed the student's answers, gave him feedback, and showed him how to solve some of them. His attitude is good, and he generally does well. I explained what I covered with his mother."
"I showed both students a different method to solve problems involving a value plus added cost in percentages."
"I showed her the cycle of the imaginary number, "i", and how to convert larger powers of "i" to smaller powers. We reviewed two practice exams. Some problems asked for the coordinates of intersection of two functions and required a graphing calculator to solve. We also solved problems using the point-intercept, mid-point, and y-intercept formulas. Some problems had absolute value terms too and we discussed how to break those down. This is a difficult course, as there were a few times we needed to refer to solutions to check our progress and answers. She told me that some of her classmates dropped the course after the first exam, but she seems determined to stick with it. She made an A on her last exam, so hopefully we can keep that train going."