Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over interpreting ratios and mg% for her final exam today. She grasped the concept very quickly and was comfortable doing problems independently. We also finished her exam review sheet. She is comfortable with dilutions. She did not understand the way the professor does the dilutions, but she is comfortable using the method I showed her. She is more comfortable with reading prescriptions and questions with many words."
"We went over the homework problems I assigned last week and reviewed systems of equations and factoring tricks including factor fish, difference of squares, perfect squares, and completing the square. I assigned more practice problems in these areas and plan to review more next week."
"We went through algebra basics again. Some of it was rusty, but we got through several types of algebra problems, and I sent him a few review links for next time to review the idea of ratios and algebra."
"We went through chapter two of the physics book to make sure he understood it; some of the topics they have at least touched on, but this goes into greater depth. I like the textbook because it gives some history and a sense of why the questions matter rather than just making the kids spit out formulas. We're preparing chapter 3 for Friday."
"We went through the complete arithmetic math preparation section of the study guide to see where the student needs help reviewing. We worked on slope intercept forms, percent calculations, and some geometry. He needs review in basic math computations without the calculator and solving equations. I left him with practice problems on percent calculations and some work problems. We will work on the analysis section during our next session. He needs to practice his multiplication tables and review some basic concepts. He is motivated and is starting to feel more confident."
"We worked more on factoring trinomials as well as on the properties of powers and how to use them. I asked the student to practice by factoring one or two trinomials a day to keep the skill fresh in his mind. He had trouble with both types of problem at first, but once he began doing them, he quickly became much more confident with them."