Your knowledge of the material is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Anyone who has heard me make this statement may wonder what I mean by this.
Much of the tutoring that I do is in mathematics. In mathematics, what you learned yesterday, last week, and in the previous school year forms a foundation for what you are going to learn today, tomorrow, next year, and all your future math courses.
Many of the math students I see have some of the necessary knowledge to form a strong learning foundation. These same students usually lack some of the other necessary math study skills, which can impact their learning ability. The skills they did not grasp from previous lessons are like the holes in a piece of Swiss cheese. These holes must be filled in so they have the necessary math skills to enable them to learn today’s lesson and tomorrows lessons.