Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I looked ahead to what he will be learning in class the next couple days. This included square roots, perfect squares, solving equations with square roots, and finding the length on a side or radius when given the area of a square or circle. He worked on some problems with my help, and by the end of the session he was able to get 14 problems correct when he tried them entirely by himself."
"We basically picked up from where we left off last week, which was pretty much concentrating on the topic with which the student would be writing his quiz on the next day. We covered topics ranging from changing square-root expression into exponential forms or basically simplifying square-root and exponential equation. Based on our last session, I can confidently say that he is in good shape for the quiz."
""¢Operations with integers and rational numbers: topics include computation with integers and negative rationals, the use of absolute values, and ordering. "¢Operations with algebraic expressions: topics include the evaluation of simple formulas and expressions, adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials, multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials, the evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring. "¢Solution of equations, inequalities, word problems: topics include solving linear equations and inequalities, solving quadratic equations by factoring, solving verbal problems presented in an algebraic context, including geometric reasoning and graphing, and the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions."
"The student has an upcoming test on trig identities. We worked on two worksheets, solving equations involving trig identities, and simplifying/expanding trig expressions to show equivalence."
"We worked on graphs, coordinate planes, and an introduction to transformations. I saw a test that he had completed a few days prior. One test was a pre-test, while the other test was a final test. He had almost doubled in improvement from the pretest to the other. When we went over his test together, he knew what he had done wrong. From now on, I will focus on having him get in the habit of showing each and every work step so that he avoids small problems like these in the future. Overall, it was a very rewarding session. I think he really enjoyed graphing the difficult coordinate points and connecting the lines to form sailboats."
"We started surface integrals. I emphasized the importance of properly setting up the surface differential (dS) and substituting variables to evaluate the double integral. The student has been completing sections of the textbook independently for homework, so we are going to complete the entire syllabus."