Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on her online math packet, a math worksheet, studying for a chemistry quiz, and finally on her world history worksheet. We were able to finish the world history worksheet and most of the math worksheet."
"We covered the assessment test which covered: - Pre-Algebra - Algebra - Trigonometry - Numerical skills At the end of our session, the student seemed much more confident about the test he would take the next morning."
"Both students and I sat down and introduced ourselves. We talked about what we generally want to cover, and other general information. We covered beginning topics in algebra. Namely after reviewing plotting lines and the equation of a line, we worked on solving simple linear equations."
"Today the student and I reviewed the chapter 10 test that she was to do as homework and then went back and reviewed the first chapter that we covered, chapter 8 (which mostly deals with exponents). She had absolutely no problems with the chapter 8 review, which is great because it covers material that she had struggled with before. Her homework is to do the chapter 8 drills. Next session we will cover chapter 9 and probably a little bit of chapter 10."
"We did it! Today we finished up the rest of the material required in algebra 1. We talked about the quadratic equation, and using his graphing calculator. On the calculator we talked about how to graph functions, find intersections, find zeroes, and find extrema! I also put together 40 questions for the student to work through. These 40 questions I feel are a good representation of all the material in algebra 1. I would like to have him work through all of these questions before our next meeting. Then we can go over any questions that he had on those problems. He is doing great! I think he's got a good handle on the material, and is prepared for geometry!"
"The student had homework on combining like-terms, so we worked on it together. Once she understood what exactly is a like-term, she was able to complete her homework independently. She's having a bit of trouble with subtracting integers (negative and positive numbers), so flashcards may be something that we should incorporate. We also reviewed for a quiz that she will have tomorrow. The quiz will cover exponents, powers, and the base. We reviewed her notes, and I created review problems for her to practice in front of me."
"We covered many algebra questions, some of which combined algebra and geometry. The student was able to assemble his answers very creatively, and he found different ways to obtain the correct answers."
"The student has a math placement test, so we reviewed the topics we learned in previous sessions to prepare. We went through the packet she got from her school and did problems involving inequalities, proportions and estimating square roots. She would make minor errors while multiplying decimals so we spent quite some time on that. We also reviewed graphing equations because she didn't feel as confident with the concept."
"The student and I reviewed several topics that we've previously covered, multiplying variables with exponents, raising them to higher powers, etc. We also covered topics that he'd previously seen but will be necessary to utilize further, such as box and whisker plots, and solving single variable algebraic expressions."
"The student has nearly mastered finding slopes and graphing lines. He seemed to improve as the session went on, but we will see if he retains that ability on his homework."
"During this session, we worked on her homework problems that involved finding ordered pairs from equations with two variables. We then practiced using those ordered pairs to graph lines on a coordinate plane. She understood this well."
"Today the student and I finished up the chapter we've been working on about how to approach problems with radicals and square roots. We briefly covered how to combine like terms in algebraic expressions. She seems much more comfortable with this topic so I assigned about 20 problems for her to try alone that we will go over next week."