Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The session went well. We spent some time getting to know one another, and we completed a homework assignment on fractions and subtraction."
"I covered with the student the finding the inverse of a given function, and also proving that two functions are inverses of each other. I also covered composite functions and then reviewed with him his class home work based on those concepts."
"We covered various topics including: factoring polynomials, inequalities, and quadratics. He is a very smart kid, and understood most of the material. He has a great attitude and likes to be pushed. He is open to the new information and new strategies that I incorporated into the session (i.e. "the road" factoring strategy). Overall, he is a wonderful student and will do well."
"Some of the Algebra 2 topics we covered today included quadratic equations, parabolas, and projectile motion. I had her to practice with projectile motion problems. I told her to think of each problem as a story about the trajectory of the object so that she would be able to logically decipher what information is given and what information she needs to find. I did tell her to follow up with her teacher about 2 questions related to the wording of questions. Also, I gave her some strategies about using the table function on her calculator to solve problems."
"Today we reviewed the student's latest homework assignment that included questions on analyzing and presenting data in a way conducive to making business decisions. He worked through histograms, scatter plots, pie charts, and tables of data pertaining to laboratory experiments and manufacturing facilities. He will continue to work through homework assignments and practice problems as they become available to him. We will know the results of the first assignment next week and will structure future assignments based on the feedback received from his instructor."
"In our first session, the student and I worked through some problems to see where he was in the subject. He indicated that he has trouble remembering mathematical concepts, but is often able to do problems very well after being reminded how. The material we covered was substituting values into equations, order of operations, factoring, "foiling," and manipulating equations. We had a little difficulty with the topic of factoring, particularly, with the motivation for why we do it. We discussed that factoring is an equivalent way of writing an expression that makes it easier for us to see the roots of the equation. We worked on new material for the first hour and used the last half hour for review."