Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student seemed to really understand everything I showed her! We went over the definition of the derivative and its relation to slope. We also discussed the different rules for taking derivatives such as the power rule, the product rule, and the quotient rule. We then went over what it meant for something to be differentiable and how to tell from a graph if it had any non-differentiable points. We ended the session with sketching graphs of derivatives given a graph of a function. She seemed very attentive and interested throughout the session and got the hang of everything I showed her really quickly. All in all, it was an excellent session"
"The student seemed very eager to figure out what he did wrong on his quiz last week and caught on extremely quickly. He mostly struggles with new concepts, because he rushes through the process or doesn't know how to break a problem up into steps, so we worked on that and he seems to pick things up a lot faster now! He is very interested and engaged in our lessons and is extremely bright. We worked a lot on manipulating equations and solving for a variable, and I think he knows what he's doing now."
"The student seems to be struggling with math facts such as multiplication and addition. There was a bit of frustration with the material reviewed, which was adding fractions with unlike denominators. By the end of the session, she had gained a better understanding of the material."
"The student seems to have a solid understanding of the steps of algebraic manipulation. He knows what order of operations to use, even in two-step problems, and he kept his positive/negative numbers straight. He was fine with standard word problems, but needed help remembering formulas for volume of a triangular prism and for averages. With those formulas, however, he was able to apply the information in the problems appropriately for him to solve them. We covered understanding, solving, and graphing inequalities as well. He knew when he was mixing up signs, so he could catch himself, and, with practice, he was graphing the inequalities reliably. He's off to a great start for the year!"
"The student showed significant progress on active reading skills. We finished the Zombie reading worksheet, and the student needed less intervention and was able to remember and employ strategies from the previous session. The student also demonstrated continued improvement on multiplying decimals and noted improvement in class on this subject. The student's attitude was still positive, and he is a pleasure to work with. He also needed significant redirection at times but was receptive to this redirection and improved as the lesson continued. He struggled when introduced to the concept of exponents visually represented as dimensions, but seemed to catch on a bit. I will try a new tactic to understanding exponents next time."
"The student spent our hour working on math homework from school. I've emailed her teacher, and will be working closely in conjunction with her to see what the two of us can do to instill some math confidence in the student, to help get her back up to grade level."