Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued working on her probability unit with practice of the topics she learned in class today. She also has a test tomorrow on probability, so we reviewed for that. I gave her a list of extra notes and hints on how to identify each type of problem. Next session is Thursday after this test."
"Today, the student and I practiced solving equations using the quadratic formula. He finished his homework very quickly, so I assigned him additional problems from the same chapter to practice skills with this topic. He did extremely well, only needing minor guidance when identifying "a", "b", and "c" in the quadratic formula. He appears to understand the material when asked to explain concept. I don't have any concerns leaving this session. He is done with classes in about a week, so with this being one of the last topics he will learn for the year, I think he is ready to move on to 9th grade material."
"The student and I worked on his homework that included step graphs. After going over his homework, we were able to work on common core assessment questions for his assessment that is coming up. While going over the assessment, he knows how to calculate everything on the calculator. I then reviewed some of the things he has to remember as we went through the assessment together."
"The student has a final exam next week in algebra. Tonight we worked on simplifying radicals, graphing quadratic equations, and factoring binomial equations. She has a firm grasp on these concepts. We worked on her practice test and homework assignment. Practice problems, especially those that review concepts from a few weeks ago will be helpful in preparing for the exam."
"The student and I went over her worksheets and review sheet over SOHCAHTOA (basics of trig), special right triangles, and word problems. I assisted her by providing 3 equations for the 30/60/90 triangles. I also quizzed her over her financial literacy vocab words."
"The student has a test on chapter 8 tomorrow. Chapter 8 involves rational functions, which we have been talking about for the past few weeks. We started by looking at inverse vs. direct variation, and how to write equations using these two concepts. He found this to be easy, so we moved on to graphing rational functions. We focused on the importance of finding the asymptote of the graph, and discussed how these graphs are always symmetrical. Then, we did several practice problems involving multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction of rational functions. We also reviewed simplification of complex fractions and finished with solving equations with rational functions. We spent extra time on the last topic, doing many problems to practice using cross multiplication to solve for x. After the extra problems, he felt confident about solving these equations and feels ready for his test tomorrow."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed for her algebra test tomorrow. The test covers material from chapters 9 and 11, which is mostly exponent rules and simplifying fractions. We went through all of her homework assignments and her notes from class, doing practice problems from each section."
"The student and I started to review for her final. We went back and looked over problems from the unit on systems of equations and inequalities. We also worked through some word problems pertaining to this material and finished up with some multiplication properties of exponents review."
"The student and I went through her review packet for her upcoming exam. We covered the area of triangles, solving systems of equations, solving angles of parallelograms, exponents, and complex numbers."
"The student and I met for our second algebra session. In preparation for her test which was scheduled the following day, we studied the following topics: adding and subtracting polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions, and multiplying polynomials. We worked together on many example problems from each topic and I prompted her to do additional work as I provided her with a variety of strategies and methods to obtain the correct answers. During our session, she completed her homework and felt prepared for her test."
"Reviewed a year end test. Material included linear equations, functions of x, and factoring. The student's doing better with the material. I don't think any of this material is too much for her to master."
"My first session with the student was pretty good. I provided tips and tricks about how to make it simpler to solve some problems. We worked a lot on parabolas, finding the vertex, and axis of symmetry."