Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student took his placement test. Until he gets his results back, our plan is to continue to work on algebra. In this session we primarily reviewed old content. I wanted to make sure that he was retaining the material that we reviewed, and for the most part he did. He at most needed a quick reminder to pick up the material again."
"We covered pre-AP algebra. The student had specific homework to cover. I demonstrated how to do each type of problem, checked for understanding, and then challenged him to try the type of problem independently. He was very relieved when he began to understand how to independently solve the problems. Many of the problems were linear equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. He also had to apply the distributive property, the order of operations, and simplification. He was excited about learning. I left him with an algebra practice book that his mother purchased for extra practice and he said that he would use it to gain greater mastery over the weekend. The session was a definite win."
"Today, we reviewed the content from last year that would show up in the student's classes. She seemed to struggle the most with absolute value equations, so we went over those until she felt comfortable. She had a confident attitude toward the material that was reviewed. I showed her how to compile notes to study for her tests."
"Today we reviewed material for the student's test tomorrow. We mainly spend the time going over domain and range of a function/ graph. We did many practice problems as well as made our own problems up. He started to get the hang of it towards the end. We also went over the importance of open parenthesis versus closed bracket. He had trouble in the beginning, but then began to understand it after we did 8 or 9 practice problems."
"For our first tutoring session, I helped the student with a few questions and a review sheet. I had her solve the problems and explain to me how she got her answers. She answered most of the questions correctly but was unsure about solving equations that had fractions. I helped explain to her how to simplify an equation and get rid of the fractions to make solving the problem easier."
"We went over what we did on the last session. We also reviewed some algebra. The student knew what to do but doubted himself on being able to do the problems. I asked the student what would he do or he thinks he should do for the problem and he solved the problems, building his confidence."