Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed concepts for the student's upcoming exam on sections 6.5-6.7 in her textbook. We focused mainly on graphing linear inequalities. We also reviewed solving problems with stem and leaf plots and box and whisker plots, which she seemed confident with. She has been working hard and understands the concepts and there is no reason she can't do well."
"The student had done rational and numbers and most of polynomials on his own. He is fine on rational numbers and we went over the "Babylonian method" to figure a square root together. Today he was adding, multiplying and dividing polynomials and he did well because he is good at combining like terms."
"We went over graphing polynomials, reviewing a wide variety of notes as well as completing a wide variety of practice problems. By the end of the session, he had a very clear understanding of the material. Additionally, we went over his Latin presentation, noting pieces that are going well and other pieces that could use some improvement. Lastly, we discussed ways that he could improve his reading comprehension. As always, this was a very enjoyable and productive session, and I sincerely look forward to working with him again soon."
"We practiced measuring steepness of lines, finding slope, rates of change, and a little bit of the FOIL method. We also practiced how to find the slope of a line that is parallel or perpendicular to a certain line of reference."
"The student has an exam tomorrow, so we went over material pertinent to the exam. We reviewed standard form of equations and revisited last night's topic of slope intercept form. The student was nervous at first when it came to working with fractions but we practiced until she was comfortable. I think the student is more than prepared for the exam tomorrow."
"We went over the student's school-assigned homework which covered 1-D graphing of inequalities on a number line. He seemed to really grasp this concept and was confident in his knowledge. A few times he slipped up on differentiating between < and > but seemed to understand it as we talked it out. We also went over the homework I had left with him from last week's session which reviewed squaring and taking the square root. He had a few issues with how to treat a negative sign outside of parentheses, but eventually he seemed to grasp it. I left him with a few problems for homework to re-emphasize this concept."