Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I looked at his latest homework assignment. They are currently working on graphing simple functions and determining if they are linear or not by looking at the equation. He had a few questions on the homework about determining the domain and range for functions described in word problems. We went over them and he seemed to grasp all of the concepts pretty well. Then I gave him a few practice equations to graph. I had him focus on first rearranging the equations so that y was alone on the left side, then making a NEAT domain and range table, and then graphing. He did well with all of the problems. My goal is to make him take steps like that while solving problems to keep him from becoming unorganized and making mistakes."
"As planned, the student and I reviewed what he did in school since last time we met and what he had to do today and any upcoming assignments. He is very bright and mainly needs to focus on taking his time to write down his work and organize more. We spent the session reviewing Algebra by watching him do his homework and giving guidance where necessary. He learned how to add and multiply and subtract exponents of similar bases. In US History we reviewed for his upcoming exam by going through a review sheet he provided."
"The student reviewed a litany of integration problems that were assigned as review for his next exam. The big takeaway for him was the idea that a trig function raised to an odd power is a likely candidate for having one part left behind to sufficiently cover the Chain Rule from the derivative you're vacating."
"The student worked on her math homework and a short history essay. We'll meet again next week for homework help and then for ACT help."
"The student and I went over a test from last week. I explained the process for multiplying when there are decimals and we corrected that test question. I also gave her a few practice problems and asked her to explain to me how to do it step by step. We also corrected a test question on subtraction. I also worked with her on making estimates to check for reasonableness of an answer. I also explained how to round when rounding up from nine. I tested her on her 11 times tables; she got them all correct. I showed her a few games to play to practice times tables. During our second session, she started to be more open with me about what she did and didn't understand."
"In this session, the student and I covered how to combine like terms in an algebraic equation. We reviewed her work together, and I even provided her with additional problems to ensure she understood the concept."