Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student had no homework and her next quiz is the following Tuesday so we looked ahead and covered the topics the student would have on the quiz. These topics were correlation, best fit lines, and series."
"We first discussed his homework assignment that is due tomorrow and he mostly had the answers correct. I caught a few minors errors and he corrected them on his paper. Then we started reviewing for his quiz and test this week coming up on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. He was doing very well with most of these problems."
"Today we did her online algebra class. There is now a schedule that she has to follow in order to do well in the class. Therefore we discussed everything that was due today. This included a quadratics assignment that involved creating a function, manipulating it, and graphing it."
"Today we went over the student's homework in Chapter 4, which dealt primarily with parallel and perpendicular lines. In the beginning, he didn't have a clear grasp on the mathematical relationships between parallel and perpendicular lines (same slope vs. negative reciprocal slopes). After finishing his homework, we went through an exercise where I wrote down a point and an equation in standard form, which he converted to slope-intercept form and then used the point to find a parallel and perpendicular line. After running through this exercise twice, he had a much better understanding of the concepts."
"We covered inequalities, preparing for his test tomorrow in Algebra 1. He seemed to be doing well, approaching problems in a systematic manner, and doing well to solve them. I am proud of his growth so far. I assigned him many word problems to practice before his test tomorrow, and he is free to text or call me whenever he runs into any confusion. There are no concerns at the moment."
"We went through his homework on negative exponents and simplifying rational expressions. He did very well grasping the concepts once they were explained, and did well remembering earlier concepts when he had to use them in the problems."
"Today, The student and I worked on systems of linear equations from a new angle--using word problems based on tangible examples, such as purchasing items. It went really, really well. The wonderful thing about working through systems of equations problems is that it brings back a lot of previous lessons, such as fractions operations and general order of operations."
"The student and I focused on concepts related to his quiz on Friday. These included finding the domain/range of relations, mapping relations, identifying functions and inverses of functions, evaluating functions at specified values of x, writing and using linear equations to graph lines, and identifying/continuing patterns in arithmetic sequences."
"During this session we covered a few of the student's homework problems that she found to be a challenge. We worked through finding the ratios of two circles as well as two triangles. With the triangles we needed to find the enlargement ratio, perimeter ratio, and area ratio. We discussed that when finding ratios we are comparing to the whole. After we completed those two homework problems, we moved on to practicing solving systems of equations of real world problems. We completed two of these problems. She seemed to understand these when we solved them step by step. I encouraged her to always check her answers by plugging in the values into the original problem."
"This session covered statistics -- bi frequency graphs, measures of central tendency, skewness, box-and-whisker graphs -- the whole spiel. The student did better on one of her recent tests. She seems more confident with this material."
"Today, we covered the last two lessons that the student had been given in his class: over relationships between two functions and linear inequalities. He was able to complete them correctly with practice. He grasped linear inequalities quickly and was able to complete a selection of questions from his homework with little help."
"Today we continued to work through inequalities. The student is making some progress, but the idea here is lots and lots of practice! I'm leaving him with a worksheet of inequality problems to get the hang of for next time."