Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session the student and I covered distinguishing between the different types of conics based on the equation given. We also covered rewriting the equations for parabolas and circles into standard form."
"The student and I covered multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting integers and fractions. He seems to be doing very well with his current coursework. I did not assign extra practice questions."
"The student and I focused on his math homework for this session. We practiced multiplying and dividing radicals. First, I went through examples to show him how to solve these types of problems. I showed him how to create a factor tree to make simplifying easier. He then explained to me how to do each homework problem. By the end of the session the material came easily to him. We also discussed study skills and strategies for his upcoming math exam."
"The student had an Algebra 2 exam the day after our session. The exam covered composition and decomposition of functions, logarithmic functions and graphs, inverse functions, and domain and range. We did quite a few practice problems that her teacher gave her on these subjects and made sure she was comfortable with translating the logarithmic graphs and solving for functions with negative logs. We also reviewed the domain rules for composition of functions."
"The student and I went over her review for the Algebra final she has on May 16. Specifically we covered finding slope, finding X and Y intercepts, how to solve inequalities, reading word problems, and other topics. To review, I made up and found more practice problems based off of her semester review so she could have some extra practice. She seemed very confident at the end of the tutoring session."
"The student brought his homework that he wanted to finish together. The homework was on substitution and elimination of various functions. It required him to understand how to manipulate binomials/quadratics. He continues to struggle with a few of the basics of what you can and cannot do with binomials - i.e. (x+2)^2 is x^2+4x+4 and NOT just x^2+4 or that the square root of (x^2+9) does NOT equal x+3. He seemed to get the hang of it after a few practice problems. He continues to show improvement in his class, which is very encouraging."
"During this session the student and I went through the practice multiple choice section in his test review book. We will likely take a look at another during our next session. He seems to be in pretty good shape for the exam."
"The student and I finished her algebra packet today and covered topics like inverse variation, polynomial reductions, rational equations, etc. She is gaining confidence in this area and has a quiz on Monday."
"We went over vectors, sine and cosine graphs, trigonometric identities, and solving algebraic equations. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated he understood the work by solving the problems correctly."
"The student did not recall the order of operations or how to solve an equation very well, and it showed on his homework, so we dedicated the entire session today to those two skills. By the end, he was completing problems correctly with no help from me; if he can do so on tonight's homework as well, then we will be ready to move on Monday."
"In our session today, student and I went over the questions he got wrong from his practice material over the week. Student states that on practice online exam that he was given earlier this week, he made approximately 70-80, and needs a 60 to pass. Student appears to still have questions with radicals and finding solutions to equations, and occasionally makes errors with positives and negatives, so we will continue to review. Student left with additional problems to complete before our session tomorrow. No concerns from this session."
"In this session with the student we covered graphs of quadratic equations. Topics covered were finding the equation of a graph, and sketching a graph using an equation. We discussed methods for finding x/y intercepts, and finding the vertex using the axis of symmetry formula. For practice we completed his assigned homework."