Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the distance formula and how to find the distance/length between two points, both on a graph and by using the formula. We also went over how to find the area and perimeter of various polygons."
"The student mentioned that he was about to take an algebra placement test to determine which class he will be enrolled in next school year. We covered inverse operations as used in solving equations and inequalities, because this is such a central concept, and because he still seemed a little unclear about which operation(s) to use in a given problem. We particularly focused on how to undo a portion of an equation multiplied by a fraction, which, because it is functionally being divided, is cleared by multiplying by either the inverse or the denominator of the fraction. I would like to review during our next session, and check for understanding & retention."
"During this session, the law of sines and the law of cosines were reviewed by completing workbook problems. Additionally, the areas of triangles and circles were reviewed in lieu of review material for the SAT."
"Today the student and I reviewed for her assessment exam. We practiced a wide range of topics, and I thought she was very good with most of them. Initially, she had trouble with simplifying radicals, so we went over a problem together and she got the other problems correct by herself. She is a quick learner and does a good job with the problems once I show her how to do it. Normally word problems are tough, but she got all the word problems correct. I thought she showed a good grasp of the topics that would be tested on the exam."
"Excellent session. We added and simplified fractions with binomial denominators. We worked some more on factoring and discussed strategies for solving word problems."
"The student has a pretty lengthy review packet for an upcoming test, so we went through the first half. The material deals with advanced quadratic functions, including analyzing determinants, completing the square, and using u-substitution. The student was able to quickly and confidently tackle each concept."