Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we backtracked to some of the student's earlier material from her Pre-Calculus class involving rational functions and partial fractions. She seems to know the procedures and understands the larger concepts."
"Piecewise functions, solving system of equations, substitution & elimination methods of solving equations, graphing system of equations to solve. He had an exam since we last me. The student was confident and made an A on the exam."
"Last week the student had an exam and only missed one half of a point overall! We started doing a little more complicated problems solving variables during this tutoring session. She started out having problems solving for a variable when a number was being multiplied or divided by the variable but we were able to work through enough problems that I feel she has grasped the concept and will be able to solidify her understanding as she attends class next week."
"We focused on multiplication. I drilled the student on multiplication tables 3,4,6,7,8, and 9. He is extremely bright and understands the concept of multiplication, but does not have his table memorized. I think this will improve with practice and learning how to add quickly using mental math instead of counting. I explained some strategies on multiplying by double digit numbers, including the split and compensation strategies. I think that he will improve quickly as I reteach him some basic math concepts and relate them to his interest in technology."
"The student did really well with her homework for the night. She had to work on multiplying two-digit numbers and really mastered the concept. She still needs to work on her multiplication tables. She has her 3s down well and is now working on her 4s. We practiced the 3s and 4s multiple times and I asked her to add in the last few 4 flash cards and practice them for Tuesday."
"Today we covered identifying absolute extrema within bounded regions of multivariable functions. The student started out with a strong grasp of the concepts, and mostly needed help making sure she was following all of the steps of the solution correctly. After completing a few problems, she didn't have any major issues with later problems, and also made good progress in problems with more complicated bounds. She was able to complete every problem correctly, though we may revisit some of the more complicated problems next week to be sure she has a full understanding."
"Our first session of the new year involved working through some basic kinematics problems for the student's Physics class this year as well as some math review for his Algebra 2 course. We were able to work ahead on his physics assignment and I feel he had a very good handle on how to approach the problems. I think that committing the basic formulas to memory will likely help reduce the small amount of calculation errors that I noticed while working with him. For Algebra, we primarily focused on a homework assignment consisting of simplifying exponential expressions as well as domain/range relations and the definition of a function, which was all pretty familiar material for him."
"The student did extremely well on his homework, and getting both word problems correct! We spent some time discussing our upcoming approach before doing a little more practice with word problems."
"The tutor session with the student covered multiplying and dividing multi-digit numbers. The student seems to know concepts of single-digit multiplication and division and I suggested the student to continue practicing with multiplying and dividing double-digit numbers and during the next session, we will continue with this topic. No concerns from the session."
"The student and I worked on homework and the review packet in preparation for his quiz tomorrow. The material covered will concern basic concepts of functions, such as domain, range, and the vertical line test. The student has a good understanding of most of these concepts. We reviewed how to tell if a graph was a function by drawing a vertical line and determining if it passes through only a single point for any value of x in its domain. We also reviewed how to find the equation of a line using the formulas for slope and for point-slope form."
"Today, the student and I focused on radicals and fraction exponents, cubic expressions and solving functions."
"The student and I covered solving equations by substitution. There was a lot of progress this session, the student has good knowledge of the concept and was working through the problems flawlessly. I did leave him with some problems to work on for homework. We will be moving to another concept next week."