Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session the student and I covered factoring trinomials and binomials through the use of difference of squares, perfect squares and factor box method. He enjoyed all of the factoring problems. I left him to finish his note card for the exam."
"Covered, briefly, polynomial graphing. Spent the rest of the session on laws of exponents and doing examples. The student remembers most of the laws very well. I offered to send a review sheet to her for a few practice problems, with answers. I think they would serve her well for her upcoming quiz."
"The student and I covered topics related to solving inequalities with one or two variables, and graphing inequalities on the number line/coordinate axes. He still needs practice with these topics."
"We covered substitution and elimination problems that the student will be dealing with on a test tomorrow. He has an excellent attitude about the math he is doing. He said that he really didn't understand it after he learned it in class but that he understands it much better now after we worked on his practice problems. I showed him some different ways to approach these problems, and I think it helped him to understand them better. I look forward to seeing what his test score is going to be next week!"
"The student and I covered the study guide for her test tomorrow. We went over all the problems and redid the ones she had trouble with. We also talked about her previous assessment and talked about any problems she may have had with it. I think she did an awesome job today staying engaged! I think we had a productive session. I look forward to hearing about how her test goes. I think she'll do great!"
"The student is retaking a test, so we reviewed the material from last week (finding a solution for two variables using graphs). Looking at the same material for two weeks in a row will be beneficial. We also spent some time on fractions. I'd like to do as much fraction work (repetitions!) as we can."
"This session was very productive, as the student I completed her math homework and studied for French and biology. She is having a much easier time with math, and I think that with continued reinforcement of new concepts she will have a great foundation for the future. I can also see her enjoying the subject much more. In French, we need practice in writing and pronunciation, with writing perhaps being the most relevant to her grade."
"We reviewed rules of exponents. The student worked great with scientific notation and as well as graphing. We also practiced imperfect squares and she completed these problems easily."
"We covered drawing graphs, functions, and linear equations. The student is particular about note-taking and takes pride in her work. She does not enjoy algebra, but she enjoys producing good results. For drawing graphs, I showed her a couple of different techniques to use that she could always use no matter the situation. The student is already doing well in class, and hopes to maintain her grades."
"In this session, the student and I continued reviewing her knowledge of laws of exponents. I had her take each problem step by step and figure it out."
"The student and I worked on her new chapter, which was polynomials. She seemed to catch on very quickly. We did both vertical and horizontal addition and subtraction."
"The student was able to cover three sections from the book during our session today. Section 63 was on simplifying radicals by factoring out perfect squares. She understands the concept involved with this section, but more practice with perfect squares will make the questions faster. In sections 64 and 65 the concepts the covered were adding radicals and calculating weighted averages. Both of these sections were easy for her to understand so we went through them pretty fast. The student and I did the odd problems from sections 64 and most of 65 together with ease, so she will be doing the remaining questions from 65 on her own from homework."