Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session, the student and I completed an assignment through her course's online tool that her teacher assigned for points. Through this process, we completed several problems covering simplifying radical expressions and equations involving radicals (cubic and squares). She did well during our session. We will meet again next week."
"The student and I discussed some properties of polynomials and the benefits of different forms to state them in. We also went over polynomial long division. He has a hard time figuring out what utility lies in Algebra. I told him I'd bring in some real world examples for our next session and that I would send him some diagnostics test before our next session as well."
"We reviewed topics from his previous test including vectors, cross product, dot product, and graphing techniques. The student seems to have a good understanding of most of these topics on a conceptual level, but is having some difficulty translating that knowledge to the test questions. We will continue to work on these topics in our next session."
"Per the new policy the student's parents have set down, I coached her through *both* assignments, even the one that she "had already turned in". I had her start with today's assignment on solving algebra equations containing square roots. We then did the early, contested assignment introducing radicals, including simplifying, and estimating decimal equivalents. The student did fine once we got started and had a good attitude. It took the entire session to first figure out the missing homework and then finish two entire Math assignments."
"The student and I reviewed for a cumulative quarter test that she's having in her math class. The student went over the topics that will be on the exam and had a list of the types of questions she wanted to review. We started going over arithmetic and geometric sequences. We went over both the arithmetic and geometric formulas. We also did a few review problems. Once we discussed order of operations and the invisible parenthesis she did the problems correctly. We also reviewed how to find the sum of a geometric sequence. We also reviewed extraneous roots. Once she reviewed what roots are and what are extraneous roots she was easily able to check for them problems. The final area we reviewed was compound interest. We went over the formulas and what the different terms mean. We also discussed how to solve for something other than the amount accumulated with interest. The student told me that her last quiz was a group quiz and that she got 100. She said that she knew most of the material but that for a few things it helped being in the group. She also said that she didn't need to use her calculator to graph. In general she is doing well and seems to better understand the material."
"As it was my first session with the student, I first began by introducing myself to her family. The student had an exam on March 20th so we spent our time preparing which including reviewing topics such as factoring polynomials, finding the GCF (greatest common factor) of polynomial functions, and several others."