Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session went very well. We reviewed vector algebra and using vectors to solve physics problems. We also went over the dot product. She is good with these concepts; however, she tends to confuse herself with notation sometimes."
"Today, we worked on tables and charts. She seems to have some trouble with those I am going to send her flashcards for tables and charts, as well as an additional diagnostic test to see what her scores are."
"We went over each type of problem on the review section for the student's test on Tuesday. I also emailed him a worksheet, so he can practice each type of problem on his own. He has an understanding of how to do each type of problem, but it will take practicing on the problems from the worksheet for him to get them down enough to do well on the test. If he does the problems as I instructed, I expect him to do well on the test."
"The student and I continued working on his upcoming ACT. We were able to start a new test from December of last year that should be similar to the one he's going to take in September. We focused on math in today's session, because this is the subject that he needs the most help with. We went over many different ideas, and he is beginning to understand certain topics better and better. Our goal is to lay out a solid foundation for this section so that he can rely on himself to get the majority of the early questions correct. I believe we are solidly making it there, and will continue to do so."
"We worked primarily on math problems, focusing on adding a series of numbers, with attention to consistent and clear showing of the student's work. He seems to be used to doing more "mental math." I have been emphasizing that the expectation will be for him to show detailed work and that an organized, consistent approach to every math problem will help protect against minor errors, especially as math becomes more complicated with multiple steps. After several attempts, he seemed to quickly and consistently grasp the concept. He will need continued practice to keep that habit strong. We also worked on telling time on a clockface as well as metric to US units of measurement, all of which he needs further repetition in order to become more comfortable. I encouraged his older sister to be more vigilant about him showing his work and fashioning a paper clock with movable hands in order for him to practice telling time."
"We've worked on basic vocab, conjugation, and pronunciation before the student starts class. Pronunciation is the only thing he struggles with. As he works on it, he'll get better, but he needs to keep in mind that all vowels are pronounced. We will continue to work on this."