Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over factoring equations in the form ax^2+bx+c where a>1. We also discussed solving quadratic equations and special cases of factoring (sum/difference of squares)."
"We went over factoring, graphing, inequalities and FOILing with larger entities. The student is doing wonderfully and picking everything up very quickly!"
"The student and I reviewed parabolas and quadratic equations, and uses of quadratic equation in word problems for the upcoming exam."
"We went over several practice problems from the student's practice test and homework problems. We talked about the concept of rate, multiplying and dividing fractions, factoring, foiling, and using units to help solve problems. She struggled mostly with factoring and consistent use of units, but with little prompting she was able to figure out the next steps. She has a really great attitude about learning and is very receptive to help. I suggested that she redo some of the practice problems we worked through to make sure she can replicate the steps needed. She has all the tools; she just needs a little more practice figuring out the process of solving problems."
"Today we looked at the online software that is used as a supplemental program to help with her learning. We covered unit conversions, least common multiple, greatest common factor and least common denominator. I can tell that overall the student gets the hang of the work. However, conversion factors are somewhat still unclear to her. So I suggested that she uses proportions in order to help her solve the conversion problems such as in^2 to cm^2, etc. I made a note to keep this in mind when we approach the concept later on as it is assigned to her. She has a test on Monday, so next session we will be working on a practice paper to make sure that she understands all the concepts."
"Today we worked on writing algebraic expressions when using word problems. We also worked on finding the terms, factors, coefficient and constants in algebraic expressions. We also talked about ways for him to organize his work for school."