Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is in third grade, and he's very smart. We started with math. Though he doesn't know the multiplication tables completely by heart, he's pretty quick. His math homework was on division by 3, and he did it pretty quickly. Then, he wanted to study for his social studies test, which was about ecosystems and adaptation and regions of the country. He is very attentive and intelligent."
"The student is learning about graphing systems of linear inequalities. He had homework on it, which he did during the session. He did well with the homework and practice problems. The student is learning about classifying triangles. He handled the practice problems well. Both students had good attitudes toward the material that was reviewed."
"The student is learning exponential rules, and she worked on her homework. This included using the different rules on how to evaluate exponents. We also went over some math she might need for her SAT on Saturday."
"The student is making a lot of progress in understanding how to write division problems as multiplication problems; we did several practice problems. He is still struggling with knowing what situations are asking for addition or subtraction or multiplication or division. He seems to struggle the most with the difference between addition and multiplication. We worked on lots of "story problems" with pictures to help discuss these differences and worked our way toward problems that involve more than one operation."
"The student is making progress with positive and negative integers. We uncovered that he struggles with adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. We cleared up those misconceptions, and then he was able to apply what he knew to coming up with the rules of multiplying and dividing of fractions."
"The student is not starting her statistics course again until January and wanted to get a head start on covering the material. We worked on the first Excel assignment to put the data into a spreadsheet, and I showed her a few tips and tricks in Excel. We covered the difference between one and two-tailed hypothesis testing for t-tests and also covered what the null hypothesis versus the alternate hypothesis really meant in statistical testing."