Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on simplifying radical expressions. I broke down the expressions to their core concepts so the student could better understand how to work with them. We also graphed some equations and discussed issues like domain and range. We finished with some practice solving radical equations and reviewed how to check for extraneous solutions."
"For today's tutoring, we reviewed fractions and simplifying algebraic expression. We did a lot of practice problems which I think helped the student understand the concept better. There were a few problems such as factoring and reducing algebraic fractions that confused her. I will say that for our next tutoring session, we will be reviewing factoring more. Other than that, today's session was overall a good session."
"The student and I reviewed his assigned homework covering identifying roots from factored polynomials. Then, we moved ahead to preview the concepts to be covered in tomorrow's class, and he finished most of tomorrow's homework on factoring quadratic equations. He was quick to understand the factoring by inspection method. About halfway through tomorrow's homework, he made the comment: "This is fun," which demonstrates that he has a good attitude towards the material. He told me he thinks he aced his last test. Checking the solution, making sure to answer the specific question asked, and working the problem out on paper rather than in his head were the strategies given."
"Today, we worked on factoring polynomials. The student is doing much better on this subject than on our previous ones. He had several worksheets to get through, and he had questions as we went along. I noticed immediate improvement and suspect that he won't need much assistance on this unit."
"The student worked on the extra credit assignment that is due Friday. We covered systems of equations from word problems and quadratics. He needed help with deriving equations from word problems. He doesn't know where to start, so I walked him through the problems. He also had difficulties with solving for an unknown variable given an equation. I showed him how to get the variable to one side of the equal sign and everything else to the other side. He told me that he made an A on his test on quadratics. Good job!"
"We covered the beginning of Chapter 7 (percents). The student had just had a surprise test on Chap 6, and she thinks she did well. She has a good grasp of how to do fractions/decimals."