Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went back to the seventh-grade concepts to make sure nothing got missed. It looks to me like she's primarily missing geometry content, but her understanding of fractions and the number system is fairly solid, so we'll focus on filling in those gaps before we move on to the eighth-grade content."
"The student and I went over a bunch of questions, derivatives and graphing and position/ velocity word problems. She has the basic concepts down for all of them, but she had a little problem with the word problems and their meaning. I explained them in detail and now she feels much more confident. I think she should do well in her test."
"The student and I went over a large number of practice problems from his textbook today on factoring. I was generally impressed with his work today and his aptitude for quickly processing my explanations of how I was tackling example problems. He is planning to practice more of the factoring problems before our meeting next Wednesday, and we are planning to do a thorough discussion of exponent rules (including how to deal with square roots, cube roots, etc.) then. "
"The student and I went over a math worksheet as well as some homework. He surprised me with the complex problems that he could do in his head and has got a good understanding of how to figure out a variety of equations. His biggest struggle continues to be rushing and not looking over his work."
"The student and I went over a past test, and she understood all the silly transformation mistakes she made on imaginary numbers, graphing inequalities, and solving equations with inequalities."
"The student and I went over a practice exam. It concerned some error calculations for iterative processes, and also some linear algebra. The main effort was to make sure that the mathematics made sense to him. He was able to pick up the information quickly once it was laid out."