Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, the student and I reviewed slopes and linear functions in preparation for his upcoming assessment. The topics covered were finding slopes (from graphs, equations, and using two points), graphing linear functions (from equations, tables, and when given the slope and y-intercept), distinguishing between linear and nonlinear functions (from graph and tables), and functions in which y varied directly with x. The student did an outstanding job today with not only working through the problems but also with accurately explaining the process of attaining the correct solutions. We both expressed that we were quite pleased with the progress that he is making with his math skills and understanding."
"For today's session, the student and I went over some review problems for her test tomorrow. The problems were focused around circles, and knowing the exact formula for a circle. She was extremely comfortable with this problems, and was able to solve them without issue. The rest of the review involved finding the intersection points of two equations. Over the last week, we have done numerous problems on this topic, so she was able to follow the process very easily. After finishing the review, we decided to quickly go over some of the main topics in the chapter, and she was okay with all of them. I am confident that she will do well on her next exam."
"I covered slope and y intercept. The student was struggling the most with the slope, but enjoyed learning the material. I did include strategies in this session and I did not leave the student with any extra practice. The student's mom said she was very pleased with how the sessions were going."
"I feel the student is doing much better than before. He knows his multiplication better and is a bit faster. However, I suggest he still work on multiplication tables to get faster and work on solving for x problems (e.g., 1 + 3x = -9). The goal here is to get faster."
"I gave the student tips and advice for designing strong, emotional, and poignant sentences while writing. The second half of our session was a review of cell replication. I explained interphase, mitosis, and meiosis by drawing diagrams and writing key terms. I left him with my notes so that he may use them as a basic study guide. He needed the most help with meiosis, specifically comparing phase I and II. He got the clarification he needed."
"I had my final session with the student tonight. He is still struggling with certain concepts, but is excelling at others (particularly graphing and absolute value). I'm impressed that he has maintained such a positive disposition throughout."