Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a great session. We talked about his upcoming homework assignments that were due, and worked through several examples. The student does a great job focusing on the curriculum, and is doing very well! He had an A for first quarter, and is very happy with his progress! We have our next session scheduled for Monday."
"Looked over a recent test for the first few minutes, and made sure she understood the questions that were on it. Then we practiced more u-substitution style integrals, before spending most of the time looking over some basic differential equations techniques (separation of variables specifically). We looked at some of the HW questions, which included solving diff eq's with and without initial conditions and solving exponential equations."
"Today, we covered simplifying complex fractions and how to solve equations when adding and subtracting rational expressions. We touched on the other topic since she would be doing that on Friday. She has a test next Wednesday."
"First, we reviewed order of operations and factor trees. Then I introduced the distributive property. Finally, we solved for unknown variables in multi-operation algebraic equations. The student is great at translating word problems into equations. For our next session, he needs to work on memorizing one digit multiplication tables."
"The student had some Calculus material that we went over, mostly optimization problems involving geometry. She did well with these after a little guidance on the first one, and has good knowledge of previous concepts. We also used some of the extra time to go over the Physics material, as she had a quiz the next day, covering work and energy."
"We covered several review topics in preparation for the student's upcoming quiz. There was a lot of material to cover, and there were several that she needed some review on - absolute value inequalities in particular. We agreed that she should work on some of the additional "mastery" problems on online homework as well as completing a review sheet given by the teacher. Next week I would also like to review "holes" caused by division by zero."
"I worked homework problems with the student, including the synthetic and long division of polynomials. We also discussed what instructions from his book, written in mathematical notation, was intended to mean, and attempted brainstorming on how to simplify remainder fractions involving polynomials."
"Today's class started with an assessment on last week's work. The student did well on assessment and demonstrated a good understanding on the concept. Today's class covered graphing quadratic equations and calculation of discriminant and understanding the effect of getting a positive, null or a negative value of discriminant on the position of the parabola on the coordinate axes. Later we classified the four ways of solving quadratic equations and then the class concluded with a few examples on application of solving quadratic equations to real world problems."
"I covered solving quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and by the square root method. I helped the student to solve quite a number of problems based on quadratic equations. He is a diligent student who readily grasps the related concepts."
"Today we covered multi-digit subtraction, telling time, telling elapsed time, rounding using a number line and visual multiplication. I gave the student the visual multiplication sheet to complete and a number line to use when needed. We will continue to focus on telling time, money, and basic facts to build number sense."
"The student showed great improvement by scoring an 83% on her chapter 2 test Wednesday. Per her teacher's instructions, she corrected the problems she missed on the exam, noting what she did wrong. We reviewed these corrections. For the rest of the session, we looked ahead to chapter 3 on decimals, previewing the chapter as a whole, and then working through sections 3.1 and 3.2, doing many example problems along the way."
"We covered linear regression and scatter plots, more specifically residual plots. We reviewed the student's previous test papers and identified the reasons why she lost points. This was a useful exercise as it seemed to fill in some holes in her understanding of residual plots. We reviewed a few other topics and then I helped her with her homework on simulation probability. The student has a test tomorrow so we will review this at our meeting next week. She is bright, intelligent and focused so with a little tutoring help should be able to improve her grade in this class."