Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the chapter 5 packet for the upcoming exam. We reviewed rates and proportions. We also went ahead and I introduced the next session that they will be covering in class this week. Cross multiplication with expressions containing both numbers and variables. She quickly picked up the concept."
"Yesterday evening we reviewed many of the theorems concerning integer addition and multiplication. These included the commutative, associative and distributive properties. We also used the order of operations and its infamous acronym, PEMDAS, to simplify equations with integer operations. The distributive property of multiplication came up most frequently, and she did quite well with this. we incorporate learning strategies that she has identified as being helpful. The grade she received on her most recent quiz is certainly a win. She seems to have a strong grasp of the theorems and I am confident she will do well on her assignments this week."
"The student and I worked on Section 5.1 and 5.2 in her Trig book. These sections covered basic trigonometric identities and how you can use them to simplify more complicated problems. She seemed to really grasp this material, understanding where the identities come from and also how to derive alternative forms of them."
"His upcoming quiz will be over rational functions. He was having some problems with small details of simplifying them but we cleared them up pretty quickly. We did several practice problems in the book and he had no problems with those. We went ahead and looked at some word problems he might encounter in the next week."
"We did chapters 14-18 from the book. She did some factoring problems, including difference of squares, difference and addition of cubes, and completing the square for practice."
"Today we worked on the application of linear equations. We went through many algebraic word problems and translating them into equations. The student is doing well with this and she understands the concepts. We also went over the idea of consecutive problems. She is steadily improving with this."