Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked with the student on ratios of Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume between objects. Needs to show all work when it comes to the problems. When he did follow that step, he was very successful."
"We went over the student's corrected homework from the last couple weeks and emphasized the formulas for equations of the parabola, circle, ellipse, and hyperbola which are similar and can be confused, in order to prepare him for his final."
"Test tomorrow! That meant we spent the whole session working through sections 10.1-10.8, pulling in problems from structure and method, and especially focusing on areas of concern from the last quiz. We patched an issue with dropping the denominator on expressions (instead of equalities) - I think he will do quite well."
"Topics Covered: - Math Pre-screening for college - Logarithms - Quadratic Equation - Algebraic Fractions Progress Achieved: - Successfully reviewed topics covered - Discussed college plans"
"Today, the student and I started by working on vocabulary homework. Then we moved on to reviewing a grammar exercise (subject and predicate). We then spent the majority of our time on math concepts. We reviewed slope-intercept form and basic algebra techniques that will hopefully enable him to become more comfortable working with algebraic equations. We then briefly went over how to identify the y-intercept and how to estimate the slope based on only a visual image of a line."
"We reviewed the difference of cubes equation. We looked at ways to simplify complex fractions by factoring. We defined multiples in the context of numbers and variables. We found least common denominators and used these expressions to perform addition/subtraction of fractions and to evaluate complex fractions."
"For our last session this semester, the student and I continued to cover his review packet for the final test. This packet contained the advanced algebra topics that we have been covering all year. This included topics such as advanced algebraic manipulation from factoring polynomials and rational and irrational numbers to working with several different triangles and different properties of triangles that we had covered. He seems to have a solid grasp of all the material and even remarked to himself that he thought he was going to do well on the test, to which I agreed. I wish him the best of luck and hope to see him next year."
"It was a pleasure getting to meet the student today. We worked on his math homework as well as his letter. His math homework was on probability and he seemed to grasp the concepts well. He has a little trouble remembering how to add and multiply fractions but once we reviewed it, it was no problem. He was focused and asked questions when he didn't understand. He had already started his letter, we wrote the remaining paragraph together and edited the one he had already written. He mainly needed help in organizing his thoughts and translating them onto the page. He knew all the material and knew what he wanted to say."
"We went over factoring quadratic equations and problems involving the quadratic formula, in addition to reviewing various topics from the teacher's physics package. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated that he understood the work by solving the problems correctly."
"Reviewed topics of arithmetic and geometric series: how to identify them, fitting it into the formulas to determine n values. Created a plan for how to prepare for cumulative final. We will meet twice a week for the next two weeks to go over all the topics in the class."
"The student and I went through the last two questions on the AP free-response section. As with last time the purpose was to really isolate why we were being asked to do something rather than how. The people making the test know the students know how to calculate confidence intervals and p-values and regression lines by this point, but understanding when these tests are appropriate/inappropriate and what the result means for the question asked is a deeper level of understanding. She answered most of the questions correctly. Her freshman college statistics class should propel her to this next level of understanding and this will positively impact her studies of food science."
"For my second lesson with the student, we focused primarily on his presentation on transformations, then looked at book work, finishing through chapter 5-3. We covered correlations, arithmetic sequences, and started working on lines."