Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the next section in her math coursework, solving systems involving 4, 2, or no solution sets. She was rather confused as we started, but once we did the problems together, she became more and more comfortable with doing them on her own. I had her doing all the work so she could see she was actually doing the work and getting the right answer on her own. I had to tweak a few things along the way, but she was getting them right! I see her becoming very comfortable with me as well, which is helping her gain confidence. She can trust me and what I have to say. I am encouraging and reinforcing. I point out areas she needs to watch in the future so she doesn't make a mistake. She takes my help easily and values what I have to say. I think she will do much better on her next test."
"The student and I went over the physics study guide for the chapter on velocity and average acceleration. We reviewed how to identify variables and put them into the equation. We have to continue to review how to solve the quadratic equation just to be sure he has mastered this. We also went over true/false questions and definitions of free-fall and acceleration of gravity."
"The student and I went over the questions he got wrong on his math test. I feel confident that he understands what mistakes he made. In the last few minutes of class, we drew up a blueprint of a modern metropolis."
"The student and I went over the rest of her Module 3 homework that we began to look at yesterday. We covered how to run a test of normality and a Levene's test of homogeneity in SPSS. She is now very familiar with how to set up these tests without my assistance. She has gained the SPSS skills over the past couple of sessions to go through these steps. She is welcome to email me any questions that she has."
"The student and I went over two quizzes that she took this past week in preparation for an exam that she has tomorrow. The quizzes went over finding critical points and points of inflection, determining intervals on which a function is increasing or decreasing, and finding relative and absolute maxima and minima. She was enthusiastic and a quick learner, able to apply what she already knew to what she was just learning. We used the unit circle and proportions to find the values of trigonometric functions. I told her that she may text or email me if she needs any further assistance. I believe that she will do well on her exam tomorrow!"
"The student and I went over various information on finding lines tangent and normal to a curve, and finding all possible lines tangent to a given curve that pass through a given point. He seems to have a fairly strong grasp of the material, but may be suffering from formula overload, and is struggling on recalling which formulas to use and when. With some additional review and explanation of the reasoning behind a certain approach, we both believe that his performance will increase."