Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on word problems involving optimizing systems of inequalities. We wrapped up by explaining the details of a class project on using systems of equations to model calorie labels."
"During today's session we went over various math problems from the upcoming Math test. He did very well on many of the questions. Additionally, we worked on adding and subtracting decimals (this is what he is doing in math class at school). He did very well. I e-mailed decimal worksheets to him so that he can practice more for an upcoming quiz."
"The student caught me up to speed on her progress in the class. We looked over some of the recent material which primarily covered integrals of rational functions using the substitution method and inverse trig functions. We also looked over some of the more difficult homework questions. Finally we briefly looked over the material she'd covered in the class up till now and looked at some of the future subjects in the class. She is very good at solving the problems."
"The student is currently learning how to solve systems of equations that contain three variables. She had a worksheet which asked to determine whether particular values were solutions to the equations. This she was able to do with no assistance. The second half of the worksheet was finding the solution to a set of three equations which was more challenging for her. I walked through two different examples for her and then she was able to do two more problems with a little assistance. She was left with one more problem to complete for this homework assignment."
"The student was done with probability, so we moved on to her new subject: logic statements. Her class had covered a lot of material in this section quickly so we had a lot to cover. We discussed the logic statements (converse, inverse, contrapositive), proofs, bi-conditionals, and some of the properties and rules of algebra and geometry that we can use to prove these things. She seems to have a relatively good grasp on the material."
"The student and I went over a worksheet on the concept of factoring polynomials, specifically on the cube roots, for an upcoming quiz. She did well on the section."
"In this session we covered the review problems for an upcoming test. There were problems that we spent more time on understanding that were related to interpreting an equation and how it graphs. Recommendations were made to review standard equation forms and to review a practice problem with the teacher."
"The student feels very confident now on the fundamentals of functions and graphing. I made sure he understood the meaning of "solving" a couple of linear equations, and how to change from one form of an equation to another. At his request, we also practiced using the quadratic formula."
"During our session last week, the student and I did challenging practice problems. Apart from one of the most difficult problems, he did very well. We then worked ahead in his algebra book and began looking at new material. Finally, we discussed a project he is doing for his world cultures class and developed a timeline for its completion. Hopefully, this will encourage him to work ahead so he can spend sufficient time editing the project. Overall, it was a great session!"
"During this session, the student and I discussed imaginary numbers. We talked about what they mean and how to work with them, including how to solve the absolute value of equations using i. He didn't seem to have any trouble understanding these concepts. We then moved on to solving quadratic equations using the quadratic formula, and I helped him work through a few of his more difficult homework problems. I stressed to him the importance of memorizing the quadratic formula, and he didn't seem to have any problems having it memorized by the end of the session. We talked about why quadratic equations usually have 2 answers and why sometimes there are no real answers. I have no concerns about his progress at the moment. He doesn't seem to have any trouble understanding the concepts."
"The student made a 90 on his last quiz! He only missed one problem. We reviewed a problem similar to it, and he correctly simplified the expression. For the remainder of the time, we worked on preparing for his quiz tomorrow over more complex simplifying expression-type problems. He worked through the mid-chapter quiz that his teacher recommended for optional homework, and he also practiced more problems after that. He answered the majority of the problems correctly and made a few minor errors. To correct these errors, he articulated that he will check to make sure that he accounts for the following items when he takes his quiz tomorrow: distributes to both terms in the parentheses, identifies the correct sign when performing operations, and shows work when multiplying and dividing to ensure accuracy. He is aiming for 100% tomorrow! We will review the quiz when we meet again next week."
"Today the student and I studied for his math test on fractions. He did very well. He struggled a little with remembering the differences between multiplication, division, and addition. I feel like he is in good shape for the test tomorrow."