Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Extra practice with real-world independent/dependent variable problem situations. Review and had a quiz over common squares and cubes."
"We practiced his review and notes for simplifying expressions and setting up simple equations. He seemed to understand these concepts fairly well by the end of the evening. I encouraged the student to date each of his papers for future quiz and test prep. Also, he should be more detailed with his planner to know when he will have upcoming quizzes and tests."
"We started and ended with quiz review problems (operations with positive and negative integers, decimals, and fractions, including adding and subtracting matrices). We also worked on exercises in her algebra book. These included the use of the distributive property. I showed her how to multiply and divide by ten simply by moving the decimal point. We previewed the associative and commutative properties, which are the next topics coming up in her class. With the last few minutes we returned to finish the quiz review exercises."
"The student is improving and is often able to give the answer by looking at the problem. We are still working on performing arithmetic of negative numbers. We started to working on equations on inequalities which is broken down into three sections."
"Today we reviewed matrices and worked with 3x3 matrices. We did about 4 practice problems where we worked them together and then worked them separately. He did very well on these and understood them all. Then we went over solving linear equation using elimination. We did a practice problem of this. We also went over a word problem which involved him creating two equations on his own and then using process of elimination to solve. He did very well on this and only needed help with changing the decimals to whole numbers. Once I explained this to him though, he understood it! He did great."
"Today the student and I covered odd and even functions. He picked up on the difference quickly. Then we worked on word problems with consecutive integers. He had some difficulties, but was doing better as we progressed. I believe he will need more work to master this task."