Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed for a chapter test that the student has tomorrow. It was on polynomial functions, specifically factoring, synthetic division, and describing functions."
"The student and I went through his homework first, learning about idioms, which he is learning quickly. To change it up a bit, we made a game together out of origami to practice saying if two fractions were equal, if one was greater than the other, or if one was smaller than the other, as well as practicing multiplication and subtraction."
"The student got an 88 on the test we prepared for last week. This is up from his current course average 80. This week his class is working on solving paired equations. He understands the procedure but makes some mistakes with the algebra. We completed a homework problem set with little difficulty. For next session we will begin with an exercise finding the area of a triangle given the coordinates of three vertices. He continues to be engaged with a positive attitude."
"During today's session the student was able to complete his math homework and start his science homework. His math assignment focused on finding square and cube roots. He is doing very well with this subject matter. His science homework will have to be finished on his own time at home."
"Yesterday the student and I worked on factoring and solving for X. We mainly covered factoring quadratic equations and cubic equations. He didn't struggle with much. He maintained a positive attitude throughout the session. In terms of strategies or study skills, I let him know to try out different combinations to factor quadratic equations when the A term does not have a 1 in front of it, to use the calculator's graph function to check for X-intercepts, to use the quadratic formula for equations that aren't easily factorable, and how to complete the square. For extra practice, I left him with the remainder of his homework problems. Wins throughout the session."
"I covered a few math topics: exponent rules, scientific notation, slopes, graphing, and proportion y=kx . The student struggled with the concepts of what are exponent rules and slopes. By the end of the session she was much more clear on the concepts."