Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first thing we did was go over the two problems the student missed on his test. We then moved on to the polynomial chapter he is starting in class. We covered polynomial multiplication and the FOIL method for multiplying binomials, as well as some geometric applications. We then did practice problems that implement the generic formulas for the square of sums, square of differences, and product of sum and difference. We ended by working out a challenge problem from his book to derive the rule for a cube of sums (a+b)^3. He did very well today and didn't seem to have any problems."
"Today, we reviewed how to identify linear equations; quadratic equations; and exponential equations based on graphs, data points, and equation forms. For each type of equation, we looked at what the domain and range are and how we can figure out the domains and range given a graph of the equations. Additionally, we reviewed how to solve for the x values of a quadratic equation through the quadratic equation or through factoring, which she is much more comfortable doing now. Finally, I showed her how to check her work using the FOIL method. That way, if she has time, she can catch any minor mistakes she makes if she forgets to include a "negative sign" in some of her answers."
"We covered factoring trinomials including quadratics and techniques for it. The student understood everything well."
"The session went well. We talked about probability, percent questions, and the geometry portion of the test review. The student is close to being ready to take the math portion of the test. We will review areas that are still a little difficult and strengthen those subject areas. I will send her some review material and practice sheets to help her further the topics we discussed during our session."
"We discussed operations with radicals, and we went over 5 assessment exam questions. We discussed using process of elimination and the calculator as a way to check the student's work. I introduced her to the exam in a safe space, which is important for her."
"We went over graphing separate functions together and making sure that the student was able to define the domain and ranges of each function. In addition, we went over plugging in algebraic functions for his homework. He is constantly improving in showing his work."