Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent most of our time on rational zeroes and the fundamental theorem of algebra, but we also reviewed the remainder theorem, factor theorem, and long division of polynomials. We also had to briefly review imaginary numbers with exponents. Overall, she was very comfortable with all the topics that will be covered on the exam by the end of the session, and I am confident that she will get an excellent (if not perfect) grade."
"We covered factorization of variable expressions as well as fractions within equations. I noticed some very minor challenges with the initial methods of factorization, but after a little practice, and some review over the methods needed to factor equations, the student was able to work more independently with better accuracy."
"Topics included solving a system of equations with three unknowns, equivalent ratios, finding the smallest number that could be included in a trio of numbers with a mean of 7 and median of 9, and determining how many numbers between 100-500 have one digit equal to the sum of the other two. The student did very well with this set of questions and was able to come up with strategies to solve most of the problems with little to no assistance."
"Today for math, we did some more complicated problems with addition and subtraction of fractions that contained binomials. We also started reviewing domain and range of functions. For science, we finished up the concepts for the physics of waves worksheets. Tomorrow we will complete the electricity lesson and circuit worksheets."
"In today's session the student and I began by reviewing her chapter 6 homework regarding linear equations. She had her questions organized and we were able to identify exactly which areas we needed to review and clarify. There were two homework sections that I asked her to re-do now that she understands how to complete the given problem - 6-5 and 6-6. We then spent time on word problems - those that expect the student to create two equations based off the given information and then use elimination or substitution to solve for the variables. These problems are very open ended and take a lot of reasoning and critical thinking so I'm glad we took the time to discuss how to best approach them and how sometimes it takes a guess and check approach to getting the right formula. Lastly, we moved ahead to chapter 9 - binomials and trinomials. I assigned her enough homework to get through the next two weeks until we meet again."
"I covered with the student solving linear equations (1) that involve fractions, (2) that have no solutions, or (3) that have infinitely many solutions. I also left him homework practice problems as reinforcement of these concepts."