Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed a test-prep worksheet from her teacher. I helped her when she was stuck on problems. In one case, it took her a while to find the answer and once she did, I had her re-complete the problem to make sure she knew how to solve it and a similar problem next time. She seems to take good notes in class and frequently viewed them in our session. She did not seem to be behind or unprepared for the test tomorrow, and I think she will do well as long as she checks her math in each step. Concepts covered included: How to label angles and lines, how to solve for different variables with different shapes and angles, and factoring to solve for variables."
"The student completed a word problem worksheet. He needed to define the variables, form equations, and solve the problems. Word problems related to expressing the length of a rectangle in terms of the width, and then solving for each, given the perimeter. Other examples included solving equations for one variable in terms of other variables, solving for consecutive integers, and using correct units. He did well with these problems."
"The student completed her homework assignment to review for the test on Monday. She reports receiving a 94 on her first quiz and an 83 on her second (both formative assessments, weighted 20% of her grade). Monday's test is a summative assessment and weighted 80%. She has emailed the first three chapters of her text so that I can upload appropriate assignments in advance of our sessions in order to save time."
"The student completed his paper that was started the day before. I helped him by providing visual charts that supported his arguments. I then proofread his paper to make sure it was free of syntax errors and clearly presented his side of the topic. After, I went over some small edits with him, and I helped him with his bibliography. We spent the rest of the session introducing upcoming topics for both math and biology."
"The student completed test number 5 on statistics. This test was quite difficult. Instead of just asking for simple permutations and combinations, this test asked the student to transform the permutation into a combination by dividing by the number of duplicate answers. The last question mirrored the most difficult performance project in the chapter requiring the use of conditional probabilities to show that two events are not independent and thereby dependent. She showed phenomenal focus and worked hard on getting through the test. She was a champ!"
"The student did a great job during our session. She is getting stronger on her proofs. She is understanding how to identify the particular patterns and is able to apply specific postulates to the problems. We also worked on identifying conditional statements and added in laws of syllogism and law of detachment. She finished her homework and said she may need a little extra review before her quiz on Wednesday."