Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I will go over topics in elementary and intermediate algebra next time we meet, and possibly a little bit of geometry, now that he has gotten practice with common mathematical techniques and we have talked a bit about exponents. We will focus on solving simple algebraic expressions next session. We will use practice questions from the test's website to help prepare."
"Today I helped the student with word problems, focusing specifically on how to create an algebraic equation from the word problems to find an answer to the question. She had a practice book with her that we did practice problems from."
"The student and I refreshed some of the algebra 1 concepts that will be the foundation of her upcoming algebra 2 class. We focused on factoring/solving quadratics, exponent laws, polar coordinates and equations of lines."
"We continued to work through the lessons in the student's workbook, practicing solving equations by using order of operations, the distributive property, rules for working with negative integers, and isolating the variable. We practiced with problems from materials provided by the student."
"We did some review work on algebraic expressions. We also moved on to converting units, which seemed to make more sense but can also get pretty tricky. I recommend that the student practice both of these concepts, as well as continuing to work on multiplication facts."
"The student's latest homework was nearly flawless, showing that he has just about mastered finding points and graphing lines from linear equations. Today we kept practicing the reverse method we began last Friday, finding linear equations based on points. Overall, the student seemed to get the hang of it."
"We covered equations, inequalities, radicals, factoring and the distributive property. The student showed marked improvements in each area. He was left with nearly 20 SAT questions to prepare him for that exam."
"We focused on how to make a table of given data points, find the equation of the line, and then graph it. We also worked a little with quadratic equations, how to convert between factored and expanded form and solving for X. We are also working on writing out the steps of the problem rather than doing all the math in his head. Overall the session went really well. I left him with 12-15 problems from the last two chapters to try before we meet again."
"Today, we worked on solving equations with multiple variables. This is usually a tough section to understand, especially with word problems, but the student did very well! She worked well and asked questions if she was confused. I left her with some extra practice pages from each section we worked on together. I have no concerns."
"Today the student and I worked on the Algebra section of her computer packet. More specifically, we worked on roman numerals, expressing scientific notation, matrices, and line and bar graphs. She is doing pretty well grasping the material, she mentioned that some of the material is somewhat foreign to her but she still seemed to be grasping it as we worked on it. Continual work on her online packet will better her skills as well as help her prepare for this coming up year."
"The student and I worked on reviewing some of her algebra lessons from last semester in preparation for the start of the school year. We covered factoring, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. We also went over polynomial division and simplifying polynomial fractions."
"I issued some review problems for the student to look at; we spent time reviewing exponents and variables with exponents. We revisited fractions and spent the majority of the session calculating the equation of a line from a graph and vice versa through several word problems."