Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started reviewing for his final exam. Several topics were covered, including linear equations, quadratics, exponents, graphing, word problems, and more. He wasn't struggling with much, but recalling procedures and formulas from earlier in the year was less than smooth for him. told him to go over more of the review problems than were assigned."
"We tried to review everything before he attempts to take the online exam. He has three attempts to pass and, if so, he has offers in his new career. He does not want to delay this result. We began with a few new problems that he noticed on the practice exam: linear questions with points and questions about functions. We reviewed factoring, FOIL and the difference of squares. We reviewed triangles, volume, and surface area. We reviewed averages and scale drawings, and we generated linear equations. We worked on basics with fractions and exponents along the way. He was very confident today and I have positive expectations for his test."
"I cleared up his confusion with Saturday school problems, including permutation notation (like 7P3) and how to factor quadratics with not-1 coefficients on the x^2 term. I then gave him two classic logic/problem-solving puzzles, Monty Hall and the slightly-heavier-marble weighing problem, before going through more problems from the puzzle-math book. He really seems to enjoy these sorts of problems, which I'm happy about."
"The student and I started our session working on her homework which was about finding a pattern given a word problem. She took her time on it, worked on guessing and checking but understood what to do and did an excellent job. We then moved to finding the fraction of a number. At first she didn't understand but after some explaining she was able to complete the problems with little difficulty. I then remembered I wanted to work with her on creating her own division problems. She did well with this skill and this helped me know that she has a deeper understanding of this skill. Awesome work!"
"The student will need to spend some time reviewing the fundamentals. I've shown him where to find practice problems for derivatives and integrals, which are the most important things to master, so we'll start there. He needs to review the rules for derivatives, trig functions, and practice finding integrals."
"Today, we reviewed graphing, writing linear equations, solving quadratic equations, and interpreting graphs. We also went over how to create proportions. Overall, it was a successful session."