Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I am very pleased to work with this student. She's incredibly alert, she has great focus, she follows and pays attention to details. She speaks up when there is a mistake on the board. It's just a joy to work with her and I look forward to providing more help to her."
"I provided the student with the practice problems that focused on the rules of multiplying and dividing with exponents. He had a great grasp on the rules and needed little guidance in that respect. He was challenged when it came to reducing numbers into an exponential form where the number could no longer be reduced. To get better at achieving this task I suggested that he break up numbers into there least common multiple and work from there. We also worked on writing exponential equations based on points, as well as identify the characteristics of exponential graphs. He was initially challenged with these problems, but quickly understood the concept once it was explain. For the future I recommend that the student practice factoring and reducing numbers into their least common factors and focusing on eliminating hurried mistakes, such as converting an "x" into a "y" and failing to carry an exponent across multiple terms."
"Today the student and I reviewed solving inequalities using addition and subtraction because she has a test/quiz this week. She felt comfortable solving them, so we spent more time on the word problems and how to check that your answer is correct. We then moved on to solving inequalities using multiplication and division. She has not yet done this topic in class, but she wanted to get a head start. I was also able to look over her last quiz and diagnose where she went wrong. I have also identified that she makes errors when adding or subtracting with signed numbers (this is where she makes errors on her tests and quizzes)."
"We covered systems of linear equations word problems. We worked through example problems from the book and ones that we found to be similar from the internet. We talked a little about slopes of linear equations and what makes an equation linear."
"It was great to meet this student. She is a very nice young lady. As we talked about, she knows many of the pieces - facts, one step procedures, and vocabulary - that are involved in solving the problems. I think she may have trouble sometimes knowing where to start and how to synthesize all those pieces that she knows together to solve the entire problem. I suggested to her to start drawing or trying numbers that are easier to work with first if she is stuck, especially on tests (like the numbers 3 or 4, or other non-fractions). I think that more practice will help her to get familiar and more confident with these type math questions."
"The student finished her multiplication book over the weekend, so we only need to finish her 4th grade division book and we can move into 5th grade material. When we worked on division today, she took a while to remember the process, and asked questions at the beginning. However, once we got focused she was able to pick up where she left off and complete many problems. It will be her main task to make sure she is working on her division book between sessions."