Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I specifically went over slope-intercept forms, slope problems, and word problems with the student. I noted that she had the most difficulty with word problems and I will assign her homework accordingly. Her mother and I had spoken and I now know which specific topics to target prior to her Algebra assessment test. I left her with a decent amount of homework."
"In this session the student and I started using the tools we learned in the previous lesson to solve basic algebraic equations. Towards the end of the session we were even able to begin working on multi-step equations. We also did a quick review on fractions as that knowledge is necessary for more complex mathematics. He continued to make progress and began grasping the concepts. As he reviews over the coming days with the problems I left him he will reinforce and better grasp these concepts. That method seemed to work for him regarding the material from our previous session and will be our strategy going forward."
"The student has upcoming tests on sections 9.4, 9.5, and 9.6. We went over sections 9.4 and 9.5 today in detail, which covered factoring monomials and finding the greatest common factor. She did well today and I encouraged her to focus on geometry and details such a positive and negative signs when appropriate."
"We covered adding/ subtracting/ multiplying/ dividing with scientific notation, writing expressions for patterns, graphing ordered pairs on coordinate planes, and solving algebraic equations. She needs to review the difference between adding/ subtracting with sci notation vs. multiplying/ dividing. For graphing on coordinate planes, make sure she doesn't mix up x and y directions (x is left or right and y is up or down). She also has a bit trouble with solving algebraic expressions that involve fractions, but I will definitely go over more problems with her next session. I gave her problems and homework from her textbook."
"We worked on an algebra assessment. It covered concepts like finding equations of lines, systems of linear equations and how to simplify improper fractions and mixed numbers. We reviewed the concepts that he needed and talked about the need to look things up if needed to help refresh his memory. He was fine once his memory had been refreshed but had trouble remembering things right away."
"I decided to have us step back from the algebra textbook and do worksheet problems that serve as a prerequisite to algebra. These worksheets involved adding/ subtracting negative numbers, which I had him do the rest as homework. The worksheets also covered adding, subtracting, multiply, and dividing fractions. I think this material will be useful for algebra."