Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's last test and she was very, very close on the questions that she got wrong. We proceeded to review each exam so that she had good notes for her last stretch of studying prior to tomorrow's final. Her confidence level was high as we parted."
"After our introductions, the student showed me what she had gone over with her previous tutor. We went over multiplication tables and flashcards so that I could assess her mastery of multiplication. I found out that she needs extra practice with her 7's and 8's multiplication tables, so I asked her to write these out for practice until our next meeting."
"Reviewed decimals, scientific notation, number theory, sequences and proportions. Student seemed to be learning well and benefiting from the extra work. She just needs more repetition for solving these problems. I will be sending her parents some practice exercises to do before our next session."
"I met the student for the first time and got right to work! We worked on indeterminate forms and L'Hopital's Rule for most of the period. She is a smart girl."
"Review of Algebra I (lines, inequalities, numerical properties, etc.), circles, ellipses. The student remembers a lot of what she has already learned. She will review ellipses and will read about hyperbolas and parabolas for our next session."
"Today we went over the quiz I had her complete in which she did very well on, and I taught her about hyperbolas. We talked about standard form and how to interpret it, as well as how to graph it. We also went over to determine the equation in standard form from the graph."
"Today we practiced division and decimals. We also practiced fractions with probabilities. Today was the first time we worked on graphs together, drawing and interpreting a bar graph based on a given data set. We also discussed and practiced insing the median in 1 problem. The student seems to be making significant progress. No concerns to report."
"The student and I went over practice problems (pulled from the algebra practice problems provided by the GRE website as well as made up questions by the tutor). In particular, we looked at problems that involved concepts such as solving systems of equations, interpreting and solving algebraic word problems, solving inequalities, factoring and using the quadratic formula, and properties of exponential/logarithmic functions. By the end of the session, the student seemed comfortable with all these topics. I will make up or find some practice problems for him to do before we meet up again, with a particular focus on evaluating limits and perhaps some other fundamental calculus questions."
"We finished our math core curriculum review for the 6th grade. The student did very well on her last day. I will stress to her mom that she must continue to work on her operations although her conceptual grasp of new matter is very good I don't want her to get stuck when the work gets harder. She is a great kid."
"In my first session with the student, we went through an overview of his materials for his Algebra online/in-class hybrid course. We then went into the current module that he's working on: Solving Quadratic Eqs. We worked off the text of the online book in conjunction with the homework problems and covered 2 main techniques in solving quadratics: factoring (perfect square rule) and completing the square. We discussed a good portion of his homework for the module. We scheduled our next session for Monday."
"Today we went over the zero property rule, factoring, and simplifying radical numbers. I left the student with step-by-step instructions on how to proceed with these types of problems and asked him to work on at least one type of problem each day until the next time we meet."
"We did a full review of chapter 14 to increase the student's comfort level with the material. We covered all section topics related to solving systems of equations by graphing and substitution. Then we proceeded to do all word problems. The session was good; the student actively approached all problems and independently tried to re-work problems when I identified a mistake."