Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on vector form, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. The student has a good attitude and works hard. New strategy was paying very close attention to brackets and using them correctly and carefully. Good grade progress so far! No concerns."
"We reviewed for a test tomorrow over 10-1,-2, & -3. Those sections involved use of the Pythagorean theorem, simplifying radicals, and operations with radicals including use of the conjugate and rationalizing. Per the student's request we spent an extra half-hour on using the online learning tool. We worked a few additional problems on the material that we covered in the lesson."
"The student and I began this session by completing a worksheet he had started in class about the long division of polynomials. Fortunately, we had previewed this topic in our previous session, so he was well prepared to work through these problems. He finished the questions on his own, and I checked his work for accuracy and completeness. Afterwards, we reviewed two older sections in preparation for an upcoming quiz on simplifying, multiplying, and dividing rational expressions. He had a strong understanding of all of these concepts, and the only area that we needed to spend extra time reviewing was dimensional analysis."
"We worked through Chapter 5 and 6 homework problems assigned for review. The student did really well! She understands all of the concepts, her errors typically occur from little mistakes. I asked her to keep working through problems to practice so it will get easier for her to recognize the different concepts (factoring, simplifying, scientific notation, polynomial terms, etc.)"
"Today, the student was introduced to solving systems of equations by graphing. He had not seen it in class yet, but he would be seeing it the next day. I started the lesson by opening his book and talking about some of the graphs that were included. I then created a system of equations and solved it step by step so he could see the strategies used. I then had him work several systems that I gave him. At first, he had questions about what the graphs were for, but when he saw that the solution was simply where two lines intersected, he was easily able to complete the examples I gave him. I ended the lesson by showing him what infinite and no solution systems were and how to identify them."
"We did the review homework to practice for the student's quiz on Thursday. We then did the end of the chapter test. By the end of the session, he was comfortable converting between all 3 forms of linear equations, and he was able to graph a function given its equation."