Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight, the student and I reviewed for his next statistics test over descriptive statistics, data presentation, and z-scores. We went over population vs. sample standard deviation, how to create histograms and box plots, finding the five-number summary, and more."
"Tonight, the student worked on her homework going over angles, proofs, parallel, and perpendicular lines. She actually knew the material better than she thought she did. She did very well and is starting to be able to recognize which theorem to use at which times."
"Tonight, we covered conditional and biconditional statements and we went over several related definitions. We also reviewed a few questions concerning angels from her first test. She seems to have a positive attitude regarding the material and the course itself. I did not recommend any strategies or study skills this session we mostly discussed that she feels like she needs more practice in preparation for test, because she does not have any quizzes in class. For future sessions we will look into practice problems and other study strategies. I do not have any concerns from this session; she said she understood the material we went over, and I asked her some review questions at the end of the session, and she answered them all correctly, so I am confident that she understood everything. As far as extra practice, there is one problem from her test that I suggested she go back over possibly with her teacher. We completed her current homework assignment."
"Tonight, we prepared for the midterm so we covered all concepts covered so far. He is struggling most with proofs. He gets the concept, and I am certain he can master them, but he needs more practice. He worked hard tonight. It was long session. I talked to him about proofs and how each statement needs to follow from the previous statements unless it is a given. I left him with some properties and theorems to memorize so he can justify his statements in his proofs. According to him, he has a multiple choice test tomorrow, and the written on Monday. I think it would be wise to schedule a session between now and then to work more on proofs."
"We are preparing for the student's exam tomorrow. The session started with the student working out the proofs on her homework. We will resume at 9 pm to work out more problems and take a quick assessment."
"We are still working through proofs and more algebraic forms of testing knowledge of geometric theorems. The student seems to rush a bit and look for shortcuts on certain problems, and I'm trying to find ways to get him to take his time. When he slows down and writes every step down, he's more successful."