Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Great session with this student! We worked on piece-wise functions. We started by going over the topic in depth, then we followed it by working on an assignment. She did very well."
"Today the student and I reviewed for this week's test on Chapter 10. She felt confident about her quiz on Friday, so we spent most of our session today reviewing material from early in the chapter - mainly graphing quadratic functions and solving using graphing. The student recalled the information well, but had forgotten a couple of the formulas. I made a point to explain WHY the formulas worked as opposed to just having her memorize them, because I think seeing how everything fits together makes a big difference in retention. We went through graphing quadratics by finding the axis of symmetry, vertex, and x-intercepts and also discussed the different ways to find x-intercepts (quadratic formula, completing the square, intercept-form, etc.). The student did great with these topics and has much more confidence about this test. I provided her with review worksheets and encouraged her to work on 1-2 problems on each topic every night leading up to the test so she would not have to cram the night before."
"- Exam review: linear equations. - Differentiating between how to draw lines and plotting points. - Left student with remainder of review materials."
"The student has a test next Tuesday and has to revisit all material from the past 3 weeks. I gave him extra materials to practice over the weekend. It is all a matter of him taking his time and really paying attention to every detail of the problem when completing."
"We went over questions she had on the student's practice exam (an exam to place her in a magnet school) and then walked through functions, explicit and recursive formulas and geometric and arithmetic functions. She was able to grasp the concepts quickly and was able to talk through the problems. She felt fairly confident about tackling her next formative assessment."
"Today, we practiced solving equations for the student's retest that she plans to take tomorrow. The retest required her to correct the first test and to answer questions from the textbook. I can see more confidence as she is solving the equations than previous weeks, and there has definitely been progress."