Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Multiplying/dividing exponents, scientific notation, and solving algebraic equations with exponents. Student is attentive. The student seemed more comfortable with using the exponent rules and knowing when exponents rural zero or 1."
"Today we worked on graphing and linear equations. His computational and algebraic skills have certainly improved over the last few weeks, and I look forward to seeing how he preforms on his upcoming assessments."
"It was great to meet the student! She is working on graphing quadratic equations. She told me that in class the teacher spends most of the time dealing with rowdy students, so she doesn't really get to learn the material. We went over the notes from class, and I could actually almost see the lightbulbs flashing as the material made sense to her. I made sure to emphasize graphing concepts in general, how each parabola is just an altered version of y=x^2. She needed a bit of review on multiplying fractions, as well. It seemed that she understood everything once we went through it, and she managed to do all the graphs for her homework assignment with occasional help. We're going to meet again, since the next graphing is a little bit more complicated."
"The student was a delight to work with! Today we covered proportions. The student had an excellent attitude and was willing to learn!!! He will finish the assigned exercises on his own for extra practice after our session. I believe that recognizing when and how to use the "Cross Multiply" strategy (when you have two fractions that are equal to each other) will enable him to finish these problems with little trouble. We made an effort to remember that the units on the top and bottom of the fractions on each side of the equal sign should match. This should help with this type of problem in the future. Furthermore, turning phrases such as "flowers per arrangement" into a fraction with "number of flowers" as the numerator and "number of arrangements" as the denominator will help him set these problems up."
"The student wanted to be ahead in her work and cover two assignments during our session. The first assignment was on rates and proportions; the second, on percentages. She initially struggled through proportions, particularly when the variable was in the denominator. By the end, she had done enough similar problems that she was able to move through without stopping to ask me questions. The highlight of the session was definitely our brief discussion of neuroplasticity--i.e. the more she practices math, the more her brain will physically and literally grow, and the stronger her ability to do math without struggling will get. This seemed to encourage her a bit more."
"Today we had two goals: to finish the student's greatest common factor worksheet, and to go over some concepts from the last test. Domain and range, finding x and y intercept, and solving for y=mx+b were some of those old concepts. She said she will be taking a retest tomorrow for test 1. I stressed to her that it was very important that she does well. She seemed confident in the material when I asked her to do some practice on her own. The few mistakes here and there are solely from not doing enough practice. I will start giving her extra homework to do before or after we meet so that she can be sharper when solving these Algebra problems. She is doing well!"