Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continue working through pre-algebra. The student had covered a good amount of material on her own, so we were able to spend our time focusing on material that she had questions about. For next session, she is going to continue working through topics she feels comfortable with on our own."
"We covered pre-calculus materials that the student needed a refresher on. She understood the materials quickly and she only needed help with the general concepts. She was able to do her homework problems alone once she understood the general concepts. She will do all her homework that the teacher assigned to see if she understands all the materials."
"We reviewed old pre-calculus material and covered the sections of his book that he has a quiz over next Tuesday. This mainly covered limits and limit expressions, but we also covered some trig identities and reviewed how to derive them."
"The student and I discussed the initial topics for algebra. We focused specifically on reviewing order of operations and writing sums, differences, products, and quotients with algebraic expressions. We also went over how to solve simple algebra equations requiring one or more steps to solve for the single variable. He seemed to pick it up really well by the end of the session and should be off to a good start for next week's classes. We will review his homework for Tuesday's session."
"She has a test on Tuesday that she wanted to review for. Her class has covered some review from algebra one (graphing lines, distance-rate-time word problems, inequalities). She felt comfortable with all the direct math questions. We went through the book and worked through word problems. I encouraged her to draw diagrams, if applicable, to help solve the problem. If I broke the questions down into smaller questions, she was able to come to the answer. We also took a look at her previous test/quiz."
"The student has a quiz this week in his math class, so we studied for the quiz. We used the review sheet that he had to base our session on. We talked about function families, discrete vs. continuous functions, absolute max and minimums, and trends of lines. We talked about how to identify these qualities based on drawn graphs and written out functions. We also worked on being able to draw and write function formulas based on written qualities. I think he's very well prepared for the test, and will do well. He should make sure he reviews the 'note sheet' that we made together before the quiz! Good luck!"
"We finished the lesson on Algebra from last week, and went on to the next lesson covering Linear Equations. We worked through many examples for repetition to get her more confident in problem solving."
"Our session was centered around a homework assignment in the student's Chemistry class. We specifically reviewed basics of algebra I linear functions (y=mx+b). We went over each variable of the equation and the corresponding homework questions. We reviewed logs and natural logs as well as some mathematical chemistry basics such as significant figures. We also reviewed basic functions of the graphing calculator for future use."
"We worked on his homework that included questions regarding statistics, systems of linear equations, finding perimeter and volume of shapes, geometric word problems, rational and irrational numbers as well as equation equivalents. Overall, he seems very comfortable with the material."
"We covered prime factorization, how to find the greatest common divisor, and equivalent fractions. He did really well at prime factorization and he is getting better at multiplication tables."
"The student and I spent the first session reviewing basic concepts. I spent the session gathering an idea of the skills she remembers from 6th grade. She did very well with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. She needed practice on long division with decimals and did very well."
"Worked with the student on Algebra 2 homework. Refreshed the student's fraction skills, working with adding/subtracting and multiplying/dividing with fractions and fractions with whole numbers. Worked on solving equations with one variable and Michael also completed a couple Chemistry problems (which were basic math/chemistry skills) to make sure he understood how to perform conversions. I also stressed the importance of keeping track of units in these conversions, as this will be a major component of his Chemistry class."