Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a lot of math work to do today, which is great because he got a lot of practice with slope! We started by finishing a math worksheet and going over what slope means. I wrote out a note card for him to keep the details of the step by step process of finding the slope of a line. After he finished his worksheet, we moved on to his other math homework that he had started working on in class today. By the end of the session, he seemed to have a clearer idea on how to solve each problem."
"We focused primarily on math from the student's school, similar to the material we worked on last week. We worked with multiplying and dividing with different numbers, decimals, and powers of 10, an she did well with practice and repetition. I made a practice worksheet for her as homework."
"We went over material for the student's quiz on Friday which covered concepts including rational expressions. I gave him practice problems to see if he could do problems that could be on his quiz on Friday without any extra help. He got an A on the Algebra 2 test that I helped him prepare for too!"
"The student did very well on the quiz that we were studying for last week (94%). We went over the material in the chapter section that her class has covered since then, and since it was very straight forward and easy for her, we moved ahead to the next chapter section. With the material she's learning now, each chapter section (and each chapter) will be building off the basic skills she has already learned, so it didn't feel like too much new information to move a little bit ahead. She seemed comfortable with this new material, after several practice problems."
"Today we kept working on area and perimeter but got into some very complex shapes that included portions of circles. I challenged the student to break down the large shapes efficiently to make the problems easier. She did well, and just needed a bit of reminding when it came to portions of shapes instead of whole. She mentioned that in class they are now moving into three dimensional shapes such as cubes. For our next session I will bring some surface area and volume practice and challenge her with some more complex shapes such as cylinders, cones, and pyramids."
"We focused on a wide array of topics to cover all the bases and see how well the student knows her stuff. I am most concerned with getting her to the point of being able to comprehend the basic concepts and excel on exams rather than getting a 5 on the AP exam as it seems she is struggling a bit with class content right now."