Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I provided help and support with the student's schoolwork for math. He needed help in doing an assessment, and we worked on the following concepts: point-slope and slope-intercept form of linear equations and identifying slope. He struggled a bit on recognizing if coordinates lie on a linear equation. I showed how to plug in the x- and y- coordinates into the equation to see if they satisfy the equation. He worked very diligently and was able to grasp the material."
"In this session we covered other forms of factoring: difference of squares, difference of cubes, sum of cubes, and grouping. Grouping was the easiest, but the other three forms were a little more complicated. We completed a factoring review worksheet given in class, and I assigned the student a couple more problems so that she can feel more confident in solving for each type of factoring. She still did not receive the hard copy of the quiz that she took, but she did receive her grade in which she scored twenty points higher than her past quiz/test scores (major improvement). She has a test scheduled a week and a half from now, so her class is focusing on reviewing all topics taught."
"In this session, I helped the student review for his upcoming final exam. We went over a review sheet provided by his teacher. He was able to answer many of the questions on his own, and I helped minimally on some. I recommend that he redo the packet a day or so before his exam to ensure his math skills are fresh and ready to use the day of the exam."
"In this session, Student 1 and I reviewed his current material, getting used to the process of using geometric proofs. He has definitely become more comfortable with the material, but he still had questions about when to use certain postulates, etc. Student 2 and I worked on her current material, which included solving complex equations with logs and exponents. She was still struggling a bit with the change of base rule and converting between logs and exponents, but she continued to improve as we went through her problem set. We will keep working on this in our next session."
"In this session, the student and I focused on the basic principles of percentages. We practiced on some elementary definitions, examples, and practice problems, because I feel that she did not fully understand those concepts. Once we covered the most basic fundamentals, we started working on more complex concepts of percentages, like the percent change for increasing or decreasing word problems. Eventually she was able to do some percent word problems on her own, and that was the conclusion to our session. I made a plan with her that next week we are going to work on fractions and decimals so that she can review all of the basic principles before we start focusing on middle school-level work."
"In this session, we continued to work on inequalities and word problems, particularly with fractions. Fractions are still the most significant struggle for the student; he's doing quite well with inequalities. His attitude was fine. We worked on strategies including accurate solution vs. final answer (and the need to state both), ignoring extraneous information, and breaking down parts of a whole. He is getting very good at setting up his inequalities and solves them fairly easily; fractions remain the biggest concern. We will continue to work on this next session."