Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She and I worked on her homework which was solving literal equations and creating multi step equations giving a specific solution. In addition, she pulled out all of her class notes from school and showed me to the problems she didn't understand in class. I explained each problem to her and she seemed to have a better understanding about everything and was very happy about it."
"We spent the entire session doing nearly all of a baseline test that will be given again at the end of the school year. The test covered algebra, word problems, probability and some basic statistics topics. Next week, we will prepare the student for the exam."
"Today I met with the student and we covered a review he had for his previous test, as well as homework that he had for his next class session. At the start, he had questions with equations involving fractions, as well as equations involving multiple variables, but he showed immediate progress. When I left the session, I sent him a copy of an information sheet that detailed and explained the various steps involved in solving equations."
"Today we focused on algebra, which included solving polynomials, and reviewed one of the student's assignments in which she had to create a polynomial function with certain conditions. She did very well on all of her homework, and with one explanation she was able to do the rest by herself."
"Today we reviewed an Algebra assignment that the student had already turned in but still felt confused about. After than we went through and completed her take home Chemistry quiz. I saw her graded Algebra homework from last week. She got an 88 percent which she said was a little low for her. She said that she struggled with the Algebra homework we reviewed. When we reviewed the homework and the problems she got incorrect, she understood why."
"In this session the student and I went over a review assignment and we covered parabolas, complete the square, quadratic equation, fractions, and a couple of word problems. I left my notes for him to go over in case he needs help being reminded of certain steps when solving the problems by himself. He is attentive and understands the material, and also attempts the problems himself once I am done explaining."
"We first went over his homework and he had all but two questions correct. And the two missed questions were both minor mistakes. Then we covered two sections in a chapter that he will be learning this week. One was over cross-products and the other was formula manipulation. I gave him practice problems at the end of the session and he got all but one correct."
"We continued to practice the topics we have been working on: identify prime numbers, factoring fractions with primes to correctly simplify them; identifying fractions that are larger than one or less than one; using proportions determine fractional parts of an hour and fraction to decimal conversions."
"On Wednesday, we went over her starters and homework assignment. There was a word problem, which she is getting much better at setting up the equations for. We also went over a few equation of the line problems where she had to solve for the x-intercept, y-intercept and the slope. We finished her problem set early and she had no further questions."
"During today's session, we mainly focused on important principles of algebra that would be useful to the student in both her school work and on the PSAT. We worked mainly with problems out of her textbook, working in areas such as solving systems of equations by different methods (graphing, substitution, and elimination), translating word problems into useful equations, interpreting algebra problems, finding x and y intercepts, slope, and points of intersection of linear equations, graphing inequalities, graphing absolute value equations and inequalities, and classifying systems of equations as consistent-independent, consistent-dependent, or inconsistent."
"We went over her homework assignment for the weekend as well as a practice test she received the week before. The material consisted of solving equations with a single variable and rearranging equations."
"We worked on graphing inequalities and absolute values. The inequalities confused her because she thought they had to be solved differently than normal equations. But with some practice she improved. I left her to practice graphing absolute value equations and inequalities more."