Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needed help studying for physics. We worked through some problems, mostly involving conservation of momentum. She understood that momentum was conserved, but did not understand that law made problem solving possible. By rewording the problem to solve for mass instead of velocity, she was able to see how the problems were structured."
"The student needed help with middle school writing. I helped the student to write a journal for the day which stated some of the things he saw, heard, and felt outside of his house in the morning, at noon, and in the evening. I mainly helped him with grammar in our session."
"The student needed help with parabolas, until he and I talked through putting the parabola formula into the context of the y = mx + B format he's used to seeing and working with from previous lessons. After getting some context and working through finding all of the different values associated with several parabolas, he was much more confident."
"The student needed to review for a test retake the following day on polynomial functions, so we started the session by working on her review guide. We were able to finish all of her review guide, discussing the steps and solutions throughout, and also complete an additional problem similar to the one on the review. She also wanted to go over her new chapter material on graphing radical functions with me. She did really well catching onto graph transformations! She was also able to quickly catch on to how to solve for the domain and range of the functions. We talked about how changes to the input create horizontal transformations, and changes to the output create vertical transformations. Our next tutoring session is next week at the same time and location."
"The student noted that his lowest exam score will be replaced by a higher grade on the final, so we're preparing accordingly. We spent most our session reviewing his first exam, and the problems he struggled with the most. We stepped through each of them, without looking at his previous solution, to determine which problems and concepts warrant further attention. He quickly identified and understood the corrections, and chalked up many of the mistakes to anxiety over the exam being his first in college. He's good about showing work, and has applied partial derivatives and multiple integrals over several weeks now. He did need to slow down on one problem and plan out an equation for tangent surfaces, which he quickly appreciated. We plan to review his second exam next weekend, after discussing his final homework on Wednesday."
"The student now has only 8 - 10 math problems a night, which makes it manageable. He was able to do 4 correctly, and we reviewed the other 4. We then continued to work on the 0, 1, and 5 times tables with an extra worksheet, and he was able to do those almost perfectly very quickly. He also completed his reading assignment for the week."