Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on questions from her packet for review. Topics included factoring polynomials, zeros and roots of quadratics, graphs of parabolas, imaginary and complex numbers, completing the square, etc."
"We reviewed circumference, area and volume. He did a great job overall. He had a little trouble working with the volume of a pyramid with a triangular base. It took some time to explain but he was able to grasp the concept at the end. We quickly reviewed areas of complex shapes which took a little bit of explanation as well but he was able to comprehend by the end. I hope he does well on his test tomorrow and will be anxious to hear the results."
"We reviewed some statistics concepts, including normal distributions (mean, standard deviation, etc.), correlations, scatterplots, and regression models. The student was excellent; she showed an interest in the subject and already had a strong understanding in the subject. She should do great on her test tomorrow."
"We reviewed the student's homework and discussed approaches to tackling problems. In addition, we reviewed his last exam. We discussed completing the square, using the quadratic equation, and factoring as methods to finding the roots of a quadratic formula."
"We covered Pythagorean Theorem; Surface Area and Volume of Cylinders. I included a lot of strategies for solving surface problems; mainly trying to get the student to take his time with his work. Left him with some extra notes and practice. There were many times during the session when the student would get too far into a problem and then would visibly check himself which was excellent."
"The student's homework was a worksheet on finding the area of various shapes - squares, rectangles, triangles and circles - using the appropriate formulas for each. He seemed to grasp the concept of area very well. We talked about what it means, how we use it in real life, and how it's expressed in square units. After the homework, I gave him a multiplication square to begin filling out. We'll finish this over a couple more sessions, but it's a great visual resource for recognizing number patterns in multiplication and number relationships. We ended the session with a lightning round of division flashcards."