Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over the chapter test in the book. Tomorrow we will go over the few things he got wrong on the quiz so he can understand whatever the teacher throws at him on his test on Friday."
"The student and I went over completing the square problems. He understands the math very well. I focused on keeping him organized and writing his work out in a very structured manner. I gave him homework with lots of practice problems on completing the square."
"The student and I reviewed some of the problems I gave her. She made a few small conceptual mistakes but quickly understood her mistake. We did these problems, then started some systems of equations problems. Today was mostly guided practice, but it seems to be working."
"Tonight we finished going over all but one of the questions from the student's first exam. The remaining question we set up, and he will work on solving before our next session. He is just beginning slopes, so we focused on the definition of slope, what purpose it serves and what it tells us, as well as going over each component of a slope intercept form equation in detail. We worked on converting several equations into the slope intercept form and did several practice problems where we found the slope and plugged in different coordinates to see if they fit our equation. Largely, we are doing practice problems that allow us to go step by step. Since our first session, he has improved in identifying the next step we need to do in order to solve the problem. At this point, he seems to have a good handle on slopes as he had already solved several of the problems prior to us reviewing the problems together."
"Today we worked on reviewing for the student's midterm exam. We will continue to review tomorrow. The student remembered most of his simplification rules and the order of operations. He also had no trouble with converting square roots. I will send extra practice on the identities and properties for him to review; he struggled some with those. He also forgot how to find area but remembered quickly and should be fine with that topic now."
"We worked on synthetic substitution and synthetic division, and then we began factoring. We looked at examples from the test prep database, and discussed homework problems. We also discussed the reason why you might or might not want to use synthetic substitution and synthetic division. We are meeting again tomorrow to continue to work on factoring problems. The teacher listed several factoring techniques such as factoring out the GCF and recognizing difference of squares or difference of cubes etc."