Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's grades haven't changed much since our last session. She seems to be continuing to implement all the strategies we have put in place, like using the chart to stay focused and review material. She and I spent a good deal of time on a particularly difficult calculus problem about motion in one direction. Afterwards, we worked on adding vectors in physics, and I was able to break it down visually in a way that made it much easier for her to understand. We finished by continuing to brainstorm for her English essay, and I proofread what she had written. I believe, if she stays the course, she will see an improvement in her grades. "
"The student's homeschooling materials arrived earlier this week, so we were able to use those to guide our session today. We dove into every subject during the hour and a half. She continues to work very well and is a motivated and mature student."
"The student's in geometry now. Midpoint operations and applications for line, as well as angle identification were covered today. The student struggled most with interpolating implied data. We will cover this more in our next session. His attitude was good. No specific strategies or extra practice outside of unassigned problems."
"The student's mom contacted me prior to our session to let me know that the student could use some extra help in math (specifically greatest common factor and least common multiple). She showed me the notes and methods she used in class, and from there we were able to practice finding the GCF for larger numbers. I intend to review least common multiples next session. I also proofread her paper for writing. The content was great, based on the prompt, but just had a few typing errors to be fixed. We discussed her organization skills as it relates to her notebook, and she agreed it could be a bit neater. Her "homework" until our next session is to work on cleaning it up and making it more organized."
"The student's mom texted me today that the student had trouble with a guess and check question on her test yesterday and that these problems have frustrated her for years, so today we focused on that type of question specifically and talked about a couple different approaches to tackling those problems. We discussed reviewing missed test questions and homework problems in future sessions and spent the last few minutes looking at some geometry related to her diagnostic assessment."
"The student's most pressing need was to complete the current homework, so we attacked that first. It covered some important aspects of arithmetic and geometric sequences. It required us to devise equations for the relationships and to specify either continuing points in the sequences or to determine the number of points between given points. We were mostly successful; there were two questions that had no precedents or clear solutions. She will look carefully at definitions of types of sequences (explicit, for example) and other given rules for calculating sums and specified elements of the sequences. "