Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did PSAT-level algebra questions and geometry questions that involved algebra. We will do plenty more PSAT questions prior to the test."
"The student and I worked on her homework, which was solving literal equations, as well as a project she had setting up linear equations and solving for a specific value. She did pretty well with the homework and the project once I explained to her how to do the concepts."
"Today we worked on solving simple equations in terms of a single variable and rearranging equations in terms of more than one variable. We also covered distribution. She is doing very well with the concepts. I did not leave her with extra practice. No concerns."
"Our first session went well. Topics covered were function notation and transformations. I am challenging her to justify her answers."
"She and I went over specifics regarding reading word problems and being able to transfer the word problems into math equations/inequalities and solving them. We also went over word problems dealing with perimeter, height, and width. I had her draw out the shapes so that she could see a visual."
"She studied for a biology test on macromolecules. She has to know the 4 general types, their elemental makeup and ratio, as well as structure and function of each type. She also finished her algebra homework which was solving equations by substituting and completing function tables. For English, she had to complete a worksheet about detail and write a paragraph."
"She has a test tomorrow so I created a practice test with operations involving integers, square roots and turning fractions into percents into decimals. I allowed her some time to complete the practice test independently, then we went over it together."
"Last evening we covered the material that had been on the student's first test, which was also the subject of her homework for that night. Later, I wrote out three sets of equations and had her solve them and by the time she worked on the third set, she completed it correctly with minimal effort. I left her with a sheet outlining general steps needed to solve equations, and also provided an introduction to the next unit she will be learning in class: inequalities."
"We found a practice test and started working through that. We got through all the numbers part of the test including basic fractions, percentages and scientific notation. The student knows about 50% of the material and he's slowly understanding the other half. Will keep working on it."
"We worked on more word problems from the textbook. We also went over solving multiple inequalities at the same time and determining the solution set. We also addressed larger exponents in quadratic equations (i.e. x^4 or x^2/3) and techniques for removing square roots. The student is doing really well overall."
"We talked more about slope and how to draw a line on a graph using the slope-intercept form of the equation. She showed a lot of improvement with her negatives and she is starting to understand that better. We also talked about dividing by zero and how a slope with a denominator of zero is undefined. We decided to change our meeting times from Friday afternoons to Monday evenings."
"We finished going through the rest of the final test that I made up in order to review the concepts from Algebra. The student has some holes in the material that we're continuing to fill in. I think he's in a good place going into Geometry this year."