Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I spent an hour with student 1 working on SAT problems. We discussed general problem resolutions such as surface, volume and perimeter computation of different shapes. We went over cone total surface and trapezoidal shape area derivations. I spent an hour with student 2 reviewing her homework. I believe that she has a great mastery on algebraic summation of monomials and a good handle on polynomials. She showed a little weakness in distributive multiplication, i.e. multiplying two binomials, (x+2)(x+3) by writing x2+6. I went over the proper way of doing this, gave her several problems to solve involving similar operations and had her deduce popular formulas such as the difference of squares, the square of (x+a), the square of (x-a) and the product (x+a)(x+b). Very proud of these two girls. They are studious, serious, respectful, smart and they listen."
"Tonight, we reviewed methods for finding the least common multiple and how to use the butterfly strategy to add fractions with unlike denominators. The student completed two review problems for each independently and correctly. At his mother's request, we concentrated mainly on completing work he did not complete during class today."
"The student is a pleasure to work with. She is very ready to learn and excited to improve. She performed very well on the assignments that I gave her last week. We continued to work on graphing and solving equations with two variables. We also began to talk about geometry, since she has been focusing on that in class. I again stressed that on tests it is important to check her answers for any small mistakes. We will continue to work on graphing for accuracy and speed."
"The student started to cover volume of solids of rotation in class but she was still has questions about it. So we started from the beginning, and I explained the whole concept and process to her. After we went through how to do it we did a few examples, and she understood it very well and was able to problems entirely on her own. After that, we moved onto volumes of solids with specified bases and cross sections. She is getting there with this topic, and it's something she needs to keep working through and thinking about. We briefly talked about elastic and inelastic collisions. Lastly, we went over some of her old test questions that she had questions about."
"This session, the student and I worked on ratios and percentages. He needed help with some of the concepts, but understood after we worked through them as fractions. He was very excited to cover the material and will continue practicing ratios and percentages."
"Today we looked factoring difference of squares and perfect squares. We are moving very fast and the student sometimes needed help to remember which formula we should be using. The good news is that once she figures out the correct frame of reference to approach a problem with she does very well. Overall I am very happy with our progress."