Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed his geometry homework, which consisted of analyzing special quadrilaterals. He had to determine whether certain quadrilaterals were rhombuses, squares, rectangles or parallelograms and explain why. After I walked him through some examples he was able to answer correctly the problems he struggled with initially."
"I worked with the student on trig problems. I helped him with conversion of angle radians to degrees. We also worked on how to express coterminal angles as well as draw them."
"The student had an assignment on logs to complete, and he was able to work through most problems without difficulty. He was knowledgeable about writing expressions in either logarithmic or exponential form, solving log equations, and graphing log functions. He is well prepared to address these topics as the course comes to an end. In order to properly prepare for his final, we scheduled to meet for an additional session this weekend."
"We went over how to solve triangles, and the law of sines. He does well on subjects right after learning them, but I will begin to incorporate a miniature review in future sessions."
"We reviewed the student's midterm. We reviewed allowance for doubtful accounts, revenue recognition, inventory, warranty accruals, realized gain on debt securities, and depreciation."
"We reviewed trig functions, unit circle, special angles and trig identities. I recommended lots of hours of drill in before our next meeting."
"The student is ready for his test tomorrow. He feels confident and did extremely well on today's material. He will inform me of how the test goes tomorrow."
"Our first class went smoothly as we quickly jumped into a series of test corrections the student had to do. While his arithmetic is solid, he struggled with abiding by order of operations, resulting in some mistakes. After this, he worked on his homework that consisted of factor techniques for quadratic equations."
"Today, the student and I focused most of our lesson on reviewing past concepts and coming up with a plan on how to tackle his test next Tuesday. Since his professor doesn't make study guides, we reviewed his notes and made a list of emphasized concepts so that he can review them this week. We also discussed strategies to eliminate wrong answer choices, such as how word choices in answers can often make answer choices unreasonable, and therefore less likely to be correct. I feel that knowing how to eliminate answer choices (in a test where multiple-choice is a large component) can help build confidence and help any test taker feel like he or she is in control of the situation."
"This was an excellent session. I was pleased to hear that the student has now moved to the top of her geometry class. We reviewed the calculation of perimeters, area, and the use of the Pythagorean formula. She has mastered this material. Once the classroom material was completed, we moved on to some general problem solving. I expect that she will continue to do well."
"We read the first three chapters of a book titled "Jacky Ha Ha." The book is about a young lady that grew up in the '90s. She is describing how life was with her family growing up in that decade. The students are really enjoying using the close read strategies to analyze the novel. They are able to relate to the perspective of the young lady in the novel. They seem to be enjoying the events in the book thus far. The students are becoming more meticulous readers. They continue to make adequate progress academically. It was an enjoyable and productive session."
"Mainly worked on science today- specifically how plants respond to their environment. The student definitely understands the concepts, but just needs a little nudging to get to the right answer. Worked on understanding the overall concept and then broke down into smaller sections to really understand the material. Comparing science terms to real life examples definitely helped. Glad to see her opening up more and asking more questions!"