Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is preparing for her final examination this week and had several study guides and other materials for the purpose. We reviewed several types of problems, especially those that involved quadratic equations, parabolic graphing, factoring, and their use, as in physics problems. She feels comfortable with the methods and solutions, and her confidence has translated into recently better test results."
"The student is reviewing the terms for the operations. We have begun practicing the multiplication math facts. She was a little hesitant about learning multiplication, but pleasantly surprised by how much she already knew. She transferred her skill of skip counting to apply to learning the multiplication facts. A small practice clock was left so she could continue learning about how to tell time. I think she will progress with her times tables easily."
"The student is so much fun to work with! She has developed an appreciation for math and actually enjoys doing the work! We worked on some more addition and subtraction problems and she was able to show mastery of new concepts. We highlighted some "tricks" for subtracting 2 and 3 that helped her quickly check if she got the correct answer. We concluded by taking two times tests of subtraction problems. She did a great job, decreasing her time from the last session we met! Keep up the great work, we will get back to work after the break!"
"The student is starting a project in math class regarding budgeting. We discussed how to plan a budget based on your income, the hardest parts of planning a budget, and where your planning may fall apart."
"The student is still doing experiments in science. In math, she will take an exam next week, so our focus for next week will just be to review for her exam. For today, she continued to work on her homework."
"The student is still working with exponential and logarithmic functions. The assignment was mostly over exponential decay and growth functions. Some problems were just plug-and-chug, while others were creating and using decay/growth functions and then using them to answer the question. His biggest difficulty was being able to decipher how to use the information given to find an equation, or which numbers given to plug in for which variables. I think he will need more help with this and will need to study it further in order to do well on his upcoming test."