Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we covered synthetic division as well as graphing polynomial functions. She did very well understanding synthetic division and with graphing polynomial functions. I assigned her some practice problems in these areas which would help her on her test tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed some integrals, including trig substitution and partial fraction techniques. We went through long division and when to use that before doing partial fractions. Lastly, we reviewed rotation of graphs and finding the volume using the disk/washer method and the shell method. He has problems from online homework and the book that he will review before his exam."
"We started chapter 4 and worked on quadratics and parabolas. This is difficult material and will take some time. His homework is to review the concepts we have covered and know the vocab words i.e.. vertex, min, max, axis of symmetry etc."
"I worked with the student on her online algebra course. She is about 41% completed with the course so far, but she has challenges on certain sections. These sections included inequalities, graphing, linear functions, and word problems. We worked through all of these sections as well as trying the mastery challenges (random assortments of problems)."
"The student and I continued to work on elimination problems with 3 variables. Once we completed that we began working on basic matrix operations. We started off with adding and subtracting matrices, then ended with multiplication of matrices."
"Today we worked on reviewing before her upcoming testing for the gifted program. We reviewed linear equations- which formula to use and solving, similar figures, integer operations, and solving equations including the distributive property."
"First, the student completed a drill to make sure that he remembered the information from the previous lesson. He was able to complete the problems and get the correct answers. I was able to identify the area that he has more problems with. Next week, we will work more with fractions and basic algebra."
"1. Rocket Math - the student passed division Level G easily, so I skipped H and assigned her I. 2. Difficult Multiplication Facts Flash Cards - Using the flash card review routine from yesterday, the student increased the number of cards in her "I know right away" pile from 6 to 11. 3. Math Operations Fluency Games - the student taught me a game she learned in mathnasium and then we played the math game from yesterday called "Golf." In this game, the student uses 4 number cards and a combination of any of the 4 number operations to arrive at an answer equal to any number 1-18. However, once the answer hole has been "played," it cannot be used again. Thus the complexity of the game increases as more holes are played. Homework: Division Level I practice and difficult multiplication flash cards routine Next session: tomorrow"
"We continued to review rules of exponents and factoring. We then moved on in the online curriculum to cover algebraic expressions (simplifying, evaluating, and creating based on word problems). I recommended that the student continue with the practice involving algebraic expressions online. He should also spend some time practicing multiplication using a math flashcard app."
"In our last tutoring session, the student and I finished up the required pages from his issued workbook. Specifically today, we covered how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. The student has improved significantly in the last days; he is ready and prepared for the 7th grade."
"The student and I worked on Polynomial division and the graphing of polynomials. We worked on problems to flesh out the methods of doing this. The student has a good grasp of the concepts but on complicated problems can make calculation errors. We talked about ways to reduce these errors for her quiz tomorrow."
"Algebraic fractions, proportions, mixture problems, simplifying algebraic equations, solving linear systems Reading - analytical discussion of my name is the student lev. Characterization, symbols, metaphor/similes, etc."