Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Things went well as we worked through some of the student's misunderstandings on a recent test. She seemed to gain confidence and a better understanding of the content as we tutored. We will begin focusing on exam preparations next week."
"We covered the same concept as we did the last time. I noticed that he did very well in his last test, and the concept stuck with him. He needs to practice more. About one hour a day is recommended for practice and this would help clarify what was confusing during the session."
"The student and I learned about the operations among functions and power function. Additionally, we reviewed the definition of domain and practiced how to determine the domain of a function that involved two or more smaller functions. We briefly reviewed the laws of exponents. He did a great job today with the material, as he usually does. He had very slight struggles with the different laws and rules for exponents. Therefore, I will be sending some notes/links regarding that subject specifically. The packet that he has will be sufficient in preparing him in this topic. He should complete this packet in its entirety to ensure a good foundation in this area."
"The student worked on solving slope-intercept word problems. By the end of our session, he was he able to recognize given information and understood how to apply that information to solve the problem. We went over several strategies for the test: -- identify given information and what the problem is asking him to find; -- define the variables he intend to use; -- do not solve problems in his head; rather, use the equation he created; and -- do not forget units."
"We worked on graphing linear equations and quadratic equations by setting up tables of points. We found the maximum and minimum of the graph. Like always, the student has a great positive attitude towards the material we covered. She wants to learn and practice old and new concepts."
"We began this session by graphing a set of linear inequalities, which was a chance for the student to review linear functions and the rules for working with inequalities. He did very well after I gave him a quick recap. We then started a worksheet on factoring trinomials. He caught on quickly and was able to complete most of them on his own. He struggled a bit with problems that involved coefficients in front of all the variables (i.e., factoring 5x^2-17x+6), but he was able to figure out a solution after I suggested he make an organized list of all the possible factor pairs. Overall, he is doing very well, and I can tell he is making an effort to achieve high marks in this course."