Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on a practice test his teacher had handed out. He was getting consistently correct answers."
"We covered percentages, fractions, decimals. The student got the material pretty quick, doing most of the exercises without my help. I gave him a few tips on simplification. The student had practice from his book and workbook."
"For this session the student and I completed an online math assignment her teacher assigned for spring break. The assignment was 60 questions, and we got through the entire thing and earned 100%. The homework required her to add, subtract, and multiply fractions in conceptual and word problems. The repetition was a good way to really solidify the concepts for her; after the first 10 she was able to get through the homework quite quickly! Subtracting fractions was what she needed an extra push with, but after I gave her 5 extra problems of my own she was able to do them on her own."
"Went over a retest that the student was doing that involved factoring, the Quadratic formula, length times width equations, and graphing 2nd order equations. We went through all 15 questions and by the end of the session the student was picking up the concepts. He has a difficult time conceptually setting up the problem, but once he gets beyond that he is able to usually solve the equations."
"We covered more of the student's practice problems. The concepts were the same as last week's, and she showed improvement in many areas. A few areas still present more of a challenge, so we spent extra time on those. The plan is to continue focusing any concepts she doesn't feel comfortable with and to address any problem areas that come up after the next test, which will possibly be this week."
"After her exam on Friday, we reviewed a new topic, complex numbers and polar coordinates. The material on polar coordinates involved changing from polar to rectangular and vice versa, while also solving for polar equations. The student did not have much of an issue with this material but requires more practice to emphasize changing sets of equations. The material on complex numbers involved multiplying and dividing them while also solving for the nth roots of a number. She found this material easy so I hope to build on it in the future."