Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued working on the exam review packet. We finished the Chapter 5 review questions and started the Chapter 6 review questions. I asked the student to finish the Chapter 6 questions before we met again on Monday."
"The student handled this weekend's homework very well, getting very few problems wrong and finally pinning down the triangle and trapezoid area formulas. We continued practicing exponential and radical properties today, and, based on how well he was taking to those related concepts, I started him off with some basics of logarithms as well to see how he handles them."
"Today we worked with linear equations. We reviewed the standard form of an equation of a line: y = mx + b , where m = slope and b = y-intercept. We went over the facts that parallel lines have equal slopes and that perpendicular line have negative reciprocal slopes. We solved systems of linear equations by both substitution and elimination. We also reviewed the that the set of integers includes negative or positive whole numbers and zero."
"Today the student did a worksheet to review algebra concepts in preparation of starting her algebra summer school class. The worksheet was on using elimination to solve systems of equations. She was not clear with systems of equations when we began, but by the end of the session, she had a good grasp of the concepts."
"Today the student and I discussed some problems, reviewing our previous session as well as one of his two homework assignments. He also started going through his exam pretest but was not able to finish. I think he is on the right track, but also think that he might benefit from one more session before taking his first exam. The student has really been putting in a lot of effort during our sessions and has had a good attitude about everything. I told him to try and practice some problems everyday (and show his work) and that the types of problems he is working will continue to get easier. He is able to answer my questions correctly when I guide him through problems. I asked him to finish Chapter 2.3 homework as well as the algebra pretest."
"The student and I worked on a miscellaneous algebra review worksheet today. She did really well until we hit factoring and solving quadratic equations, so it is clear that we will have to review those topics next time."
"The student and I worked on a final review session for her Algebra final the next day. I think her understanding of the concepts is good and as long as she can maintain a level of confidence in her abilities, she should do fine."
"Today I helped the student study for his math final. We worked through problems on his study guide. The student struggled most with knowing when to add/ subtract/ multiply exponents because they hadn't gone over this material since January, but he quickly picked up on it again. He had a couple problems that he will ask his teacher to go over before the test, but the student seemed prepared and ready for his final."
"This 1.5 hour session focused on preparing the student for his upcoming Algebra classes which are scheduled to begin in August. The student and I reviewed practice problems for chapters 1-8 in his text and his workbook. The student was instructed to complete select problems in each chapter so that he can determine which areas of Algebra."
"We went over a take-home exam today. Now that it's the end of the year and the exam is around the corner, we're working on a lot more review. She had an exam this morning. We only have one more session together before the ACT exam and I hope to clear up any confusion."
"The student and I worked on review for her final next week. We mainly worked with reviewing logarithms, exponents, simplifying rational expressions, irrational numbers (mostly radicals and simplifying them). She will be getting her packet next week, so we'll meet up in a week and work on the review packet."
"We reviewed an end of chapter test on quadratics. We then pressed on with new material including theorems of algebra and finding roots. She also moved onto the binomial expansion and permutations and combinations."