Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student chose to work through math concepts in geometry today, as a review for ACT subject material. The session was mostly lecture based, and I offered several problems after each short topic that she was able to complete after being offered a starting point. Her main issue at this point is interpreting the questions correctly, since they're worded in such a way that is designed to make the reader think about what is actually being asked."
"We continued working on math, specifically word problems. The student's strengths are recognizing patterns based on similar back to back problems. He also has a great grasp on the foundations of multiplication and division. His weaknesses are multiple step problems and recognizing what the question is and how that shapes his final answer. I gave him 3 word problems in his notebook to work on, and he is also to write a journal."
"Began session with assisting student completion of homework assignment. Conducted timed drills for student to practice, some drills where student was unaware of exam being timed. Student completed timed drills and worked on math art assignment. Student requested for it to be timed. Student seemed to have confidence in completing math drills and assignments."
"I taught the Pythagorean theorem today and its applications. Initially he had some trouble with the concept but by the end of the session he was getting quite complicated problems without my help. As an addendum to that lesson we also had to go over square roots, which he hadn't yet seen, but he got the concept very well in the end. We also edited and finalized one of his admissions essays. So overall a very productive session."
"We covered matrices and operations on matrices including discussing the difference between row echelon and reduced row echelon form. I have no concerns with this session."
"During this morning's session, I helped the student review for her upcoming test on chapter 5 (Tuesday). We started by targeting the concepts and skills that she was least proficient with. Some concepts we merely touched on, while others we went into in depth. The topics that needed the most attention included: the trapezoidal rule, trig identities, and u-substitution. She demonstrated significant acumen with many of the problems--a far cry from 3 weeks ago. She was even able to solve many of the problems in her head, with minimal hesitation or written work (of course, we talked about what would need to be seen in her work to receive the most partial credit, in case she misses little things). Overall, she seems very well prepared for Tuesday's test. Unless there appears some concept that she did not anticipate on the test, I believe she will do very well. All she needs to do is to avoid simple mistakes and she should have no problem scoring high on the test. I look forward to hearing how it went!"