Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed hyperbola equations and how to properly solve them. Reviewed distance and midpoint formulas when solving by points instead of being given a formula. Reviewed Charles' Law and Boyle's Law in chemistry and why conversions are always necessary in dealing with temperature (K to C or vice versa)."
"Tonight the student and I worked on algebraic word problems for her test tomorrow. We worked through many practice problems and made sure to test her knowledge on some of the "challenge" problems. I believe she will be well prepared for the test."
"The student and I reviewed her homework involving new, slightly more advanced methods of factoring (difference of squares, etc.). We talked about how all of this practice simply leads to more capability in solving for variables of higher order."
"Having this week completed a quiz and a test on chapter 8 of the student's math text, she used today's session to get a jump on chapter 9: Geometry. The primary objective of the first section on area was to determine the area of a parallelogram. As she worked a series of increasingly detailed problems, she was effectively drawing on her memory of recent math studies (such as multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers) as well as drafting her own parallelograms to specified dimensions and plotting those dimensions on a graph. Certain problems demanded solving for A, b and h given any two of the three values, and she breezed through these computations. She has put herself in a good position for an excellent start on chapter 9."
"We covered questions from the state assessment test. The student did well with the word problems. Her attitude was very positive toward the material. She had an extra packet that she could work on. This session was definitely a win."
"We worked on place value by playing a game called "Beat the Teacher." The student seems to understand about place value and how to change the numbers, but when given a number without paper and pencil, he has a more difficult time. We are working on mental math and trying to find answers using ten, hundred, thousand, etc. He has definitely improved with using a number line to show answers to a problem, which is something he wasn't quite getting when we first started."