Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a list of concepts of Algebra 1 that she did not understand. We went through each one, with me making up some examples and explaining the rules and details of each one. Topics we covered include functions, slopes, writing equations, graphing functions, and evaluating functions. I also gave the student some similar problems to try and she did well on those. At the end of the session, she said she felt much better about the topics than before."
"We worked on three take home quizzes. The topics included Slope, interpreting linear and quadratic functions, domain and range, and a bit on transformations of graphs. We did practice problems before working through the actual quizzes, and the student kept the notes. We did all the graphs by hand, and then checked on the calculator."
"We worked on solving equations for one unknown, and emphasized correct order of operations for both adding and multiplying fractional variable values. The student understands the work, and will gain confidence directly proportional to the number of practice problems she does."
"Today we worked through factorization again and learned a number of different techniques. We facilitated this using the student's homework from her class, and she completed most of it. She is coming along very well and is showing great promise with the subject. I am confident that if she stays working on it, she will excel at this subject."
"Today we reviewed the multiplication tables 0, 1, and 2. The student took a quiz on them and got 100%. Then we worked on the 3 tables for awhile. Next we worked on subtraction with zeros. The student had tried some of these for homework, but was still confused about when to change the 10's to 9's. I gave her a sheet to practice subtraction involving zeros. We also played a game that the student enjoyed--We rolled 2 number cubes and multiplied the rolled numbers. The answer became our score. Using a multiplication chart I gave her, the student was easily able to find the required products. I won, 273 to 233. We also started reviewing multiplication of 2 and 3-digit numbers by 2 and 3. The student remembered this pretty well, but needed a little help at first. The student's attitude was great. I look forward to our next session!"
"Today, the student and I continued to go over some basic division problems. He completed several division squares, in which the relationship between groups of numbers is easy to see. We then introduced the idea of order of operations, and how to solve expressions in which multiple operations are present. We will continue to go back to this topic in later sessions, since it will serve as the intro point for algebra."