Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, the student and I worked on solving compound inequalities and graphing the solution set on a number line. We also solved several word problems involving compound inequalities in which he was required to solve the inequalities, graph the solution set and explain what his answer means. We continued to show marked improvement in finding the solution, graphing, and being able to explain his answer. We agreed that we would complete a practice quiz during the next session in preparation for an upcoming assessment."
"I covered the following concepts during the session: Math - order of operations, multiplying and dividing with exponents, and scientific notation. Writing - continue writing the creative piece. He was able to understand the math concepts covered during the session but just needed extra practice with some guidance. He knew how to solve numeric expressions using the PEMDAS rule in order of operations. He did struggle a bit with scientific notation but was able to figure it out quickly. I showed how using the exponents to move the decimal to either write a number in standard form or scientific notation. For writing, he continued to add more details to his creative writing piece. He struggled to come up with ideas. Therefore, I had him read a book with similar ideas to get a feel of the writing style. He will continue to write on his own."
"I had session with both students today. I went over the bio prep with both students - qualitative & quantitative data, scientific methods, hypothesis, procedures, conclusions, inference, control group, experimental group, independent & dependent variable, theory, and bias. I also explained the inequality questions."
"I helped guide the student through the remainder of her chemistry worksheet, this time giving attention not only to the variable being solved for, but other concerns such as making sure she is using the right unit of measurement, as well as including the correct number of significant figures in her approximation of the answer. Of special interest was the cubic centimeter unit, for which she learned to recognize that she would multiply three dimensions together to get a quantity that reflected volume (cm^3) as opposed to linear distance (cm)."
"I helped the student prepare for a quiz that he had to take, so we went over all the material that we had discussed in previous weeks. "
"I introduced myself and encouraged the student to select areas to work on in math. We worked through additional practice on percentages and word problems, focusing on solving by cross multiplying. She was able to solve most of the worksheet, and I left it behind in case additional practice was needed. We also reviewed a past quiz, and she was able to identify her mistakes."