Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first student and I went over the basic forms of equations for graphing for 20 minutes, then moved on to SSAT. We went over his new flashcards. He seems to take well to the format but hasn't learned many new words yet. I told him to concentrate on a few words at a time and to practice for 10 minutes twice daily. Finally we spent some more time looking at analogies. He's doing well on making sentences with relationships to figure out this type of question. We also went over a new strategy of trying to relate words 1 and 3 with 2 and 4 if the first technique doesn't work out. The second student and I also looked at the flashcards. I gave her the same advice: not to take on too many new words and to practice twice daily until she has a new set down. We went over some analogy problems and she is also doing quite well with the technique of making sentences to relate the first two words of the analogy. We also moved on and began covering algebra. She has basic problem-solving down but needs more practice for problems that have fractions as coefficients. I gave the students algebra and analogies to practice and they should also continue to study their flash cards."
"We worked on the reading comprehension and on the math section of the SAT. The student is grasping the concepts really well. I left her with additional practice."
"The student and I began with some practice problems adding and multiplying fractions, which he was very comfortable with. We then moved on to working with solving algebraic expressions (i.e. 3x-5=12), which he was not familiar with, but seemed to gain a better understanding of as we did more examples. I would like to continue with further examples in future sessions. We then moved on to sample math exam problems and worked through those, focusing on the different math principles required to solve them, as well as strategies to solve word problems."