Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's latest test (84%, so it is still coming up step by step!) and made sure she understood all mistakes. We identified "dropped numbers" as one of her most common errors, where she knew exactly what to do but just "forgot" one of her numbers for some reason. Then we worked on the new material which was rational functions. She is off to a great start on those, and with a little clarification was solving problems almost entirely on her own."
"The student has been studying for mid-terms, therefore at this session we reviewed absolute equations/ inequalities and matrices. She struggle most with correctly setting up absolute equations/inequalities. Since she had a review package to complete, I did not assign additional work."
"I gave the student additional practice problems on geometric proofs of varying difficulty. Again what he most needs help with is his reasoning for the statements in his proofs. I also provided him with a site that compiles postulates, theorems, and definitions that can be used in proofs. I gave it to him as a reference since that is what he struggles with most."
"The student and I went over an exit worksheet. The worksheet covered geometric and arithmetic means. She did very well with the concept but still needs help synthesizing the formula. We also corrected her test. She seems to perform better with more complicated tasks."
"During our session, the student and I completed a few assignments through her course's online tool. Through this process, we completed several problems covering factoring -- factoring by grouping, determining the GCF, reverse FOIL-ing polynomials, etc. She did very well during our session. I have no concerns about her progress at this point."
"The student and I had a great session today going over topics for his test tomorrow. Specifically, we went over factoring using grouping and sum/difference of squares and cubes, the factor theorem, and observing end behavior of functions. Overall, a very proactive session!"
"The student and I worked on reviewing for her semester exam. She had already completed some of her review problems, so we first went over ones she had missed or did not know. Then we moved forward and completed the remaining problems. We talked about what she can look for in the words to help her remember what to do next. No concerns on my part."
"Today the student and I finished off the portion of material from her class dealing with proofs of bisecting angles and altitudes. She received a 92% on her last exam as well as her last quiz. She doesn't seem to be struggling with the work at all!"
"We covered a couple of problems the student had asked for help with, on the first half of the review sheet. These were to determine the equation function for a given graph. We then covered the remainder of the review sheet. We then worked on signs for complex number division, signs and omission of the "a" term for dilation in polynomial function analysis, and sign of the x value yielding y=0. We addressed these and talked about checking and assessing answers to the problem. He is as prepared as he can be and I hope he remembers all the details we discussed for his semester final."
"The student is learning long division. He had a homework review sheet that we worked on for about 50 minutes. He wanted help with following through with all the steps every time. We talked about the importance of writing the acronym to remember the steps on his paper and remembering to go through all the steps for every number. We also reviewed his multiplication tables. For the last 10 minutes I made some extra practice problems so we could practice going through all the steps again."
"The student had homework on fractional equations, so we worked on that. We managed to get through it very well. She also told me she received a B on her last test and appears to be satisfied."
"The student got another A on her math quiz last week. Tonight, we prepared for another quiz she has on Wednesday. We worked on addition and subtraction problems with variables. There were both problems she had to work out and ones she had to do mentally. She did very well with this concept. We also watched a video her teacher had prepared as part of the homework, which covered subtraction with variables."