Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's science homework, which she had no trouble with. We looked at the next chapter in her math book. Math has been a struggle this year, so we did a brief review of some sections to get her ready for functions."
"In this session we covered absolute value equations, factoring trinomials, parabolic manipulation and other concepts on the student's review list. He seemed to struggle most towards the end of the session with a new method of factoring I was showing him but with a little more repetition, he'll have it down. He displayed an excellent attitude during the session and I left him with a few written examples, notes from our session and revised editions of his old exams to review."
"The student and I had a very productive session! He started with his math assignment on solving proportions. He has the mechanics of cross-multiplying down pat; I just needed to provide a little guidance when it came to the word problems. He should be good to go now! We moved on to science next, where he had to answer questions about the structure and reproductive cycle of plants. I was generally impressed with how he handled it. Finally we finished with a quick vocab study session. He spelled all of the vocab words correctly on his first try!"
"This week I worked on linear equations with the student and I was impressed at his mastery of the concepts! He still needs additional practice, so I advised him to practice more when I'm not there."
"Tonight we discussed percents and proportions. We practiced finding percents, mark-ups, sales, and multiple percent problems. The student seems to have a strong understanding of the concept and does a good job at asking deeper thinking questions. The one thing she could use more practice on is knowing where to put the decimal."
"The student is working to complete her decimals workbook. She is strong in math facts but makes avoidable errors when she rushes. We are also working to expand her mental math capabilities and she is therefore allowed to tell me the answer before she shows her work, if she can explain why she arrived at her answer."