Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, I continued working with the student on a worksheet he was given by his teacher for preparation for his Algebra exam on Thursday. We covered a variety of topics, including identifying systems of equations as consistent/inconsistent or dependent/independent, solving inequalities, solving percent increase/decrease, and more. The majority of our time was spent reviewing linear functions, including y = mx + b, slope, and y intercept. He has a good basic knowledge."
"Today was my last session with the student; we spent it going over math content and strategies and general test-day tips and tricks. I hope that she will keep in touch after her test to let me know how it went and to provide me with any feedback she thinks appropriate."
"The student and I also had a great session. She was preparing for an upcoming test on Tuesday. We also reviewed questions related to market failures, externalities, government intervention, (and also covered two practical questions related to smoking as a negative externality and flood protection as public good). In addition, we spent time discussing the details pertaining to elasticity including the price elasticity of demand, total revenue effects, determinants (and the meaning of elasticities greater than, less than, and equal to 1), cross- and income- elasticity, and supply elasticity and determinants. She was also able to explain many of the concepts easily and has a good understanding of the topics!"
"Today the student and I worked on reviewing reading comprehension and fractions and decimals. I also had him retake the ISEE test that was used to benchmark him for both reading and math. For reading, I noticed the following improvements: he read each passage carefully, returned to the text to clarify answers, and returned to questions that he rushed through. He was able to accurately answer text dependent and vocabulary questions. In math, he went from rushing through the test in nine minutes to 19:23. He solved problems by writing out his work. His overall score increased by six percent and he was 100 percent accurate in fractions and ratio and proportion questions. While we still have some work to do, I am proud of him for these improvements."
"We covered isotopes and their abundance, as well as the connection to the average atomic weight. We also went over mass fraction. The course will soon be covering calculating empirical formulas, so I showed the student how to do one."
"We worked on division of numbers with a two-digit divisor, focusing on estimating the quotient as the student works the problem. We also worked on addition of fractions where one or both fractions need to be changed."