Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was really prepared for today's session with lots of great questions. She also showed me quizzes from last week with 10 of 10 scores! We reviewed a problem from a previous homework that she struggled with. We went over part of her packet about composite functions and their domains; I want to encourage the student to keep using her graphing calculator to help her on those problems. Finally, we worked on her current homework assignment. She is doing really great in our sessions and I encourage her to read to math book if she encounters any difficulties on her homework."
"The student and I went over partial integration as well and double integrals. We focused on completing her homework. We discussed the concept behind double integration, including integration of a rectangular region and reversing the integral order."
"Today the student and I discussed foiling equations, determining whether an equation is linear or quadratic, and word problems. She seems to be doing really well. She just needs some small guidance on getting started and seems to pick concepts up pretty quickly after that."
"The student let me know he felt he did well on his previous Algebra II test. We spent this session discussing the elimination method when given simultaneous equations. He did a lot of practice problems and by the end of the session he was more than capable of doing them."
"In this session with the student, we reviewed his last quiz and also discussed solving inequalities for his homework. On his last quiz, he received an A and thus did very well. The only mistakes he made were very minor and we reviewed them to clarify the correct answer. After that, we reviewed homework problems that he had answered incorrectly. Lastly, I simulated a mock quiz for him by having him do his homework check quiz online under test conditions, just to acclimate him more to testing. He did not struggle with anything. I left him with an extra quiz on inequalities, which I told him to take under testing conditions in order to prepare him for his quiz in two weeks. Overall, I have no concerns from this session and am glad to see him doing so well!"
"The student and I focused today on adding and subtracting negative and positive numbers. In the beginning, she would misinterpret the negative signs and end up taking the operation in the wrong direction. However, after having had it illustrated on a number line, she seemed to understand it a little bit better. It also helped when we discussed when two negatives cancel each other out. (What happens is if the operation involves subtracting a negative number, it becomes adding a positive, such as in -3 - (-5), which becomes -3 + 5 = 2)). Having it on the number line again seemed to help her with that. Once she understood the principle she was able to solve all the problems correctly. Looking forward to next week!"
"Today we reviewed for her Chapter 1 test. We focused on the most difficult types of problems including: writing equations from a word problems and solving, writing equations involving polygons and degrees and solving, combining like terms, and getting y alone when using a 2 variable equation. She had her homework as extra practice. I made her a helpful reminder sheet of where she was making some common mistakes. She needs the most practice with remembering to isolate variables. No concerns."
"Today, the student and I reviewed for her quiz covering 5 sections of Chapter 2, which included solving equations with unknown variables using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. She did well with the basic concepts, she found integers (how to add/subtract/multiply/divide and use the correct sign) and fractions (creating a common denominator) to be a challenge. I'm hoping to find materials to strengthen her base knowledge."
"Continued reviewing for his upcoming test. We discussed the limits of binomial and monotomic sequences. I showed him some basic assumptions to use when conducting his proofs and he was able to complete his work with no further problems."
"The student started off by working through an assignment over finding slopes. He got the hang of the concept quickly. We had a lot of time left at the end of the session, so we previewed everything to come in this unit on linear functions."
"He worked on his homework assignment about graphing functions and finding asymptotes and intercepts. He had some minor confusion about the differences, but got better after a few examples. He still finds horizontal asymptotes to be a challenge."
"We spent the entire session reviewing the first of 4 units covered on the quiz. She will continue to complete practice problems during our future sessions. I need to slow the pace and be sure she is truly comfortable and confident with the material."