Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on Algebra II for most of the session. We reviewed her homework problems and concepts for her quiz on Tuesday. We worked on radical expressions and equations. She had a very good understanding and worked quickly through all the problems with very few mistakes. We reviewed how to identify extraneous solutions and practiced with the homework questions. She said she felt confident about all the concepts we covered. In the last 15 minutes we talked about her English assignment on analyzing the setting of Animal Farm in an allegorical context. We talked about how to structure her analysis and different points she could use."
"During this session, we completed her reading homework and her math homework. She also worked on IXL for a little bit. Her reading homework was pretty straight forward, and she did not struggle with it. It was about Pompeii, and I think she liked learning about the volcano. Math was a bit more work. Again, she was learning about how to divide large numbers by 10s, 100s, etc., but the homework was getting a bit more challenging -- dividing larger numbers by 60, for example. She got quite good at doing the problems by the end, and I think she was really starting to understand how the problems "work" rather than just plugging away at the numbers like she was doing near the beginning of the session."
"We worked on a review sheet for an exam he had on Friday. It was over factoring and using the quadratic formula. He didn't seem to know too much about the equation. Looking at what he worked on in class, he had worked on determinants. So, expanding on that, I taught him about the quadratic equation. I think he is still improving overall, which is good."
"We went over a series of word problems involving maximizing algebraic equations, forming the inverses of functions, transforming functions, and solving equations. We worked about 12 problems and reviewed for the test."
"During this session the student wanted to catch up on her homework, most of which consisted of equations involving exponents. However, she still needed to review the concepts of the order of operations and the laws of exponents. She needed to understand how to use the rules/ laws to solve problems. We began the session by going through the laws of exponents; we then practiced solving basic and simple exponents problems. The last two hours of the session, we spent working on her homework packet; we completed 10+ problems. I encourage the student to continue to practice basic algebra to develop her problem solving skills and confidence."
"The student and I had a great session. He has a big chapter test coming up on Tuesday, so we spent all of our time reviewing for that. We talked about converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages. We also talked about comparing fractions and decimals, and about multiplying and dividing fractions. We worked through several story problems, and developed strategies to help him approach new problems in the future. Good luck on the test!"