Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered rules of exponents, reviewed the order of operations, and progressed in algebra fundamentals. We will begin to review for his tests and homework for school for half of the session and focus on learning new skills the other half of the session. I left the student extra practice on the new algebra skills."
"We focused again on math today. We identified that a large hang-up for him was still figuring out what exactly it meant to multiply and divide, so we went through some basic definitions and started coming up with more real-life scenarios he could apply it to. After a handful of those problems he really seemed to be getting the hang of things and started gathering a real confidence in it. Although he continued to struggle, he also continued to notably improve and show a commitment to learning that I was very impressed with. We will continue at whatever rate he requires to master the basics."
"Reviewed HW that was already completed. Topics covered function characteristics (increasing, decreasing, maxes, mins, intercepts, domain, range, etc.). The student got had most of the questions answered correctly. There were some minor syntax errors to address, but nothing major. He practiced a factoring review - DOS, DOC, SOC, grouping, quadratic formula. Again, pretty good job with a few minor mistakes. Finally, we did a preview of tomorrow's work. Odd vs even functions ... he remembered a little about this from last year, but we solidified his knowledge of this so he'll be in good shape for tomorrow's lesson."
"Worked on number lines, working with negative numbers, adding and subtracting negative numbers, sets of numbers, ordering sets of numbers with positive and negative values. It is taking about 15 to 20 minutes for her to warm up, but she is getting more comfortable with me, and starting to tolerate other people in the room."
"Went over the Binomial theorem. The student had a little trouble with the application on certain problems, but comprehended after a quick review. He certainly has no problems doing any of the mechanics of the problems."
"The student and I finished the practice test today, which consisted of science, social studies, and vocabulary. She did well in all 3. After finishing the test, we went back to the math section and practiced some of the problems she missed. This led to a review of algebra, which we will continue next session."
"Today, the student and I went over a few of the problems he had for homework. We also worked on additional problems that were not assigned so that he could practice more with the content of the subject of probability. There were a few problems that were giving us some trouble, but we were able to figure them out. He seems to be pretty knowledgeable about the material while I was guiding him through the work. Also, he was able to complete some other homework in other subjects, and I instructed him to write down any work that's due later in the following week. There are no other concerns for this session except to make sure he organizes his work and stays on task."
"The student and I went over her homework on monomials and polynomials. After practicing various problems she was able to understand the material in no time. We went through a packet based on the last couple of classes and for her following math class."
"In this session, we covered a number of topics in both Algebra 2 and beginning precalculus. Student was interested in a diagnosis of her abilities so we practiced a new of problems from the tutor learning tools. Student had a very good grasp of most of the material, but she expressed she wasn't entirely familiar with a lot of the math vocabulary (e.g. what arcsin was, although she knew how to use it). Student mildly struggled remembering other things like finding horizontal asymptotes, though I suspect this was just an issue of her needing a reminder. The student had a number of homework practice problems to work on in preparation for a test on Tuesday. Student was polite and patient, not concerns of note."
"We covered arc length, revolutions, surface area, and center of mass. I saw a few quizzes, which he had gotten all of the questions right and understood. He seemed to be struggling with simple arithmetic and making sure his notes made sense to him so he could apply them to other problems. I tried to encourage him to write out all math, so he did not make mistakes and I think he will work on that in the future."
"We completed the first math page of the homework packet. This page covered place value and fast math facts (subtraction). Both girls did well. Student A finished with enough time to play a game of "Beat the Teacher" which works on understanding place value for 1's, 10's and 100's."
"The student and I covered long division with polynomials, which was a new concept for her. We also did more graphing problems involving their parent functions and a bit of asymptotes and how to easily find them by looking at the equation."