Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked this entire session reviewing for the student's test which she has on Tuesday. It covered transformations of all equations and functions she's learned so far."
"We went through her last test. After that we worked on some flashcards, with formulas, equations, definitions, etc., for her final which is next Thursday."
"The student and I worked on his review for his final exam, and continued to work on factoring polynomials. He's improving on this, and just needs to continue practicing them."
"Today we began the chapter on systems of equations, covering first how to evaluate a system of equations using a given coordinate pair. Then, we spent most of the session going over the three major methods of solving systems of equations: graphing, substitution, and elimination. For each method, we worked through some practice problems in his workbook and addressed any issues that arose in solving them. I also explained the circumstances for which each method is most useful. At the end of the lesson, he said that everything was making sense. He will complete a few more practice problems tonight, and we'll pick up again tomorrow."
"During this session, we started by going over the student's algebra homework. We reviewed adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. We also talked about solving problems that combine basic algebra and geometry concepts. Afterwards, we talked through his upcoming science project, which requires a lot of research into solar water heaters and related scientific concepts. We discussed some of the plans he's made for completing the project and what types of research he'll need to do to succeed."
"The student and I went over factoring trinomials in a couple different ways. The greatest common factor was an important key that we discussed in detail. We did many practice problems on the whiteboard and she seemed really confident in the material. The issues we did have were minor and again practice is key with these problems. Her retest was pushed back even further so I made sure to keep her focused on those subjects as well. We did the review for the retest and she memorized the arithmetic sequence formula. We went over domain and range, increasing intervals, systems of equations and inequalities, and solving equations."