Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student took a physics test on free fall today which she feels very good about. She is also working on domain and range in algebra 2. She feels good about that too! We worked on both concepts (free fall and domain/range) and she seemed very good with that material."
"We finished her English essay from Monday. Also we worked on two Algebra lessons about greatest common factor. I saw the 100% that she made on her homework upon completing it. I left her to finish the 2nd homework that we started on and to look over some more math lessons. She should try and complete them by herself, then we can review them during the next tutoring session."
"We reviewed and practiced concepts she has been learning in class. Her mom made a list of topics she needed clarification on, so we worked through some sample problems for each topic. These included evaluating expressions when a variable is given, identifying and continuing patterns (geometric and arithmetic sequences), order of operations, area and perimeter, and evaluating exponents. I asked her to make several flash cards to use as she studies."
"We reviewed organizational skills, as well as the student's previous test and quiz. We covered absolute value functions, greatest integer function, piecewise functions, and general graphing techniques. I instructed him to review his homework packets."
"We covered number placements (e.g. ones, tenths, hundredths, etc.), rounding with decimals, multiplication/division with decimals, and word problems. The student, again, had a great attitude today. He has a better understanding of rounding after today's lesson, but I think rounding with decimals confuses him a little bit, so I would like to practice that a little more tomorrow. Before we looked at his homework, we did a few "warm-up" problems, which was a brief review of what we worked on yesterday (fractions)--he did really well on the review work."
"The student and I went over inequalities today: solving them, graphing them on a number line, and converting them into bracket/parentheses notation. Solving them proved only slightly difficult for him; he mastered the steps relatively easily and was able to lead me through the majority of the problems by himself. The hardest part for him was really just keeping proper track of the negative numbers in the problem, but that is just something that he would have to keep a closer eye on by checking over the answers he receives to the problems. Graphing on a number line and the bracket/parentheses notation proved easy for him and he mastered those quickly; the thing for him to remember in the graphing is making sure he properly notices whether it's a < or a <=, but the concepts themselves he understands well. We finished by having a good discussion on his college goals and plans. A very good session!"
"The student and I prepared for her geometry test tomorrow using the material her mother sent. She did well. Next session we will work on her upcoming coursework."
"We completed the homework packet. The girls solved word problems and had to explain their thought process using words, pictures or numbers. They also used a graph to answer questions. We reviewed equal parts and addition math facts as well."
"Today we continued with the same assignment we looked at yesterday. This included graphical representations of multivariable constraints and putting those constraints in standard form, as well as expressing points as convex combinations of other points, especially critical points."
"I started our first session with how to solve certain problems which necessitated her understanding of the following topics: * multiplying rational expressions * solving linear equations in decimals * word problems involving solving commissions She felt a lot more comfortable with how to solve these type of problems after our session."
"The student and I went over parallel lines and alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles, corresponding angles, same side interior angles. We also discussed the converse of those theorems. The student did a great job and showed excellent understanding."
"We went through integration techniques, and integration by substitution. She took the Calculus 1 class a year ago and she is struggling to remember the material. She will review the integration tables in her old book for our next session."