Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test on Friday covering the quadratic function graphing we've been working on. We worked through the practice test together. I reviewed graphing from x-intercepts. She definitely knows how to graph the equations following the steps of finding intercepts, axis of symmetry, and vertex."
"In today's session, we worked on a review packet the student got for the Algebra 1 End of the Course exam from school. It covered all the concepts."
"The student did an excellent job! He is a couple of sections ahead of his class. He graphed systems of linear inequalities and single-variable absolute value equations and inequalities. He also solved three-variable systems using substitution and elimination. He also practiced writing and solving systems of equations based on tricky word problems. He is very quick to arrive at the correct system after reading a word problem and just as quick when solving. I reinforced to him that it is just as important to double-check his solution in both of the original equations and make sure that his solution makes sense. He has a test coming up soon, but he is ready to ace it now."
"This was our first session and we covered fraction algebraic models. The student was very easy to work with. The problems were long. He seemed to know how to do majority of the problems. He is comfortable with background math functions like adding and subtracting fractions."
"The student had a quiz on exponents coming up, so we did a lot of practice to prepare for that. He mostly needed some explanation of negative exponents. We also continued to work on substitution, since his end of course exam will mostly cover linear equations."
"I feel like we are starting to make leaps and bounds. The student is so much more energetic towards problems than he was during our first meeting. Having him tell me he is sure of an answer and explain why, I feel has really helped his confidence. I can feel that he is getting more comfortable with the material, and isn't just going through the motions of solving a problem, but rather he actually knows the reasons behind what he is doing. We have been working through the chapter problems a little bit faster than they have been introduced, so he has been getting to see the new material early, which I think has been beneficial in terms of getting ahead rather than playing catch up. I am so excited about the progress, and I am really looking forward to seeing how he does on his next test, which I hear should be soon. Very, very proud right now."