Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on the current section of her class, which mostly consisted of scatter plots. She is doing a good job and has shown strong algebraic skills. I will continue to encourage her to check her work."
"The student completed test corrections as an assignment. We went through each of the problems she did not get correct. From that assessment, I determined we will focus on working through problems more carefully, and distinguishing between consistent/inconsistent and dependent/independent. I also spent time working on geometry with the student. She is learning how to graph linear lines and find the equations of linear lines. She was able to demonstrate that she knows these concepts, so we looked ahead a few units. The next unit again focused on linear lines, and the next couple after that covered naming triangles based on angles and side lengths, and how to determine whether two triangles were congruent."
"The student and I went over word problems regarding linear functions. She had a quiz last week that in part covered this material, but she wanted to improve in this area. We did problems from a worksheet she received in class, and for more practice we did word problems from the textbook. After doing several exercises, she was more confident in the material, and I advised her to refer to the textbook for more help on the section."
"We continued to cover functions and their applications to real-life problems. The student initially struggled with composition of functions, but he was able to grasp the idea easily once we went over the concept. This session went smoothly."
"The student is being tested on multiplication at school. We worked for about 40 minutes on multiplication, especially the number 3 because that's the focus of the test. We spent the rest of the time reading. She did a good job with both activities."
"We covered inequalities and how to graph them. We also reviewed a quiz, taking a closer look at order of operations. He also will work more on algebraic expressions and solving for two variables using the substitution method. I emphasized the importance of continuing to solve problems involving older material so that he will have the concepts and methods memorized."
"We reviewed for her test tomorrow. We went over the properties of multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting combinations of negative and positive numbers. We reviewed the rules and properties of exponents, combining like terms with many terms, using PEMDAS to simply an equation, and word problems that involved creating expressions based on the information given."
"We focused on the student's algebra homework. She had a test the following day, so we reviewed the lessons included in Chapter 1. We worked on the Chapter 1 assessment and reviewed sections as needed. She appeared to understand the majority of the information. Repetition will be helpful to make sure she retains the information."
"We worked on sections 3.4 and 3.5, focusing on graphing polynomials. These are sections that the student seems to excel in. I teach her the lesson, and she has been grasping the content and function of it immediately!"
"We specifically covered using the square root to solve equations, quadratic equation use and factoring. He seems to be picking up quite well and understands the concepts. We will continue to work on understanding the use of the imaginary square roots. After a short review, he seems to understand the basic concept. We also worked on how to break down square roots that are not perfect (i.e. square root of 65, square root of 24) and he grasped that perfectly."
"The student and I continued going over the distributive property and did a brief review of the FOIL method for multiplying two expressions by each other. She then mentioned that in class they had been going over adding and subtracting expressions with each other, so we did a couple of problems at the end dealing with how to line up the like terms and then add them together. We will continue to review the flipping of the signs when dealing with subtraction. On Tuesday she's moving on with factoring. A good session overall."
"We covered integral taking tactics, such as trig substitutions and improper integrals. The student feels more confident since he was left with extra practice (especially with the tactics of completing the square and algebra manipulation). Strategy (solving the problem) were not an issue. No concerns for the session."