Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we finished the remainder of the student's midterm packet. While overall, he has a firm grasp of the material, he is having a hard time with absolute value equations and standard form of linear equations. Therefore, I plan on giving him practice on those types of problems during our second session later this afternoon."
"In our first session together, the student and I began with introductions, smoothly progressing to her homework. Because the topic of her homework dealt with pre-algebra concepts, she needed less instruction and more guidance. Overall, she seems to have a good handle on the concepts, so at this point my objective is more about keeping her caught up throughout the semester than playing catch-up. She was polite and attentive."
"Great session again. We reviewed a previous exam, and learned the student was able to complete the problems with relative ease as compared to during the actual exam. I concluded that his problem is not that he doesn't understand how to solve the problems, but rather test-taking challenges. I'm confident that by simulating the test environment at his home we'll be able to make him sufficiently comfortable and confident for real test-taking situations. We reviewed linear system solutions (2/3 variable), MAD (mean average deviation), and box-and-whisker-plots. Overall, he performed very well on the homework we went through, and I'm confident looking forward."
"We reviewed solving equations and inequalities, slope intercept forms of equations, and how to find equation for a line given 2 points. I recommended use of flashcards to help memorize important formulas and definitions. I would like to see scanned documents of homework problems and quizzes so we can provide her with the most specific help she needs."
"The student did well on his homework problems involving whole number and decimal operations, but had some trouble on the mixed number addition and subtraction problems. So we spent a while reviewing addition and subtraction of mixed numbers. Then we worked on simplifying radicals. Today we added "rationalizing the denominator" problems. We practiced several of these, then went on to solving one-step equations involving decimals and fractions. He did well with these, and his attitude was great, as usual. For homework, I gave him review problems on all the topics we reviewed today. He continues to make steady progress!"
"First, we prepared for the cultural portion of the student's Spanish exam. She has a solid footing in this material. Then, we studied for her math exam. She is showing improvement. She is also getting better at focusing on problems she doesn't understand. She showed interest in being able to complete problems that she has to solve rather than plug into a formula or structure. We will finish studying for her exam tomorrow."