Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered function operations during this session. The topic was easy for the student. We covered FOIL as well as multiplying two polynomials in general. We also covered how to divide polynomials as well. Overall, once again, he demonstrated that he is a smart kid who can handle the math thrown at him."
"I discussed Riemann sums and the first and second forms of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus with the student. We went over problems from both topics as well as some area problems utilizing integrals. She has a good grasp of the material and should continue working practice problems."
"The student has a test Friday that we are preparing for. We spent the session reviewing a quiz that covers the same material, and I told him to solve some additional solutions."
"The session began by reviewing previous learned material and reviewing what was covered on a quiz. The student has a Geometry test tomorrow covering all the materials we covered over the last 2 weeks. He has shown great progress with all concepts and I expect him to do well on his next test."
"Today we covered vectors (angles between vectors, perpendicular and parallel vectors, finding vectors perpendicular to planes and finding planes based on vectors, work/component/projection vectors). The student shows a good grasp of the concepts and has been making fewer computational errors."
"The student and I spent some time after class reviewing what he had on his exam. We'll have to start into his project this weekend, though he said he'd be finished with the research before we meet."
"Today the student and I worked on his math homework to completion. He is applying all the past homework topics to his current assignments. He is working on multiplication and division of whole and fractional number as well as order of operations applications. He is getting the concept much better than in the past."
"The student and I spent Wednesday preparing for his exam later that week: the problems were mostly straightforward, and the student needed little direction, only confirmation. While working through each problem, I tried to show the student alternative ways of solving or setting up the problem, to try and broaden his toolset of approaches and help him be able to solve a wider variety of problems."
"The student worked problems to review for tomorrow's test. She worked problems involving graphing absolute value equations. She also worked problems involving writing a linear equation in standard form. She has shown good improvement in her skills to solve an equation."
"We worked on a test review for a test tomorrow. The test is all about polynomial functions, with an emphasis on end behavior and finding roots. I had him do a long division problem because sometimes people like synthetic division so much they forget long division, but he was great. We went over using synthetic division once you have a real root to get to the point of having something you could use quadratic formula to solve. There were questions about how many roots and how many "turning points" a function could have. I think the student feels pretty confident for his test tomorrow. He hasn't had any tests since the last one when we did the test corrections, and he did get all possible points back on that test."
"The student and I mainly worked on pre algebra skills during this session. By the time the session was over, we were studying for his test on Thursday and he was showing his work during a practice test. We were able to make some real progress. At the end of the session, we went over some real life skills questions that he had to complete for tomorrow. The discussion went nicely."
"I went through the class notes and whatever the teacher covered so far. I explained the problems to her and solved some examples. She solved some practice examples and showed signs of improvement. We are supposed to meet next Monday."