Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over fractions, word problems, and simple algebra. The student had the most trouble with dividing fractions. I gave her methods of dividing fractions, solving algebra, and word problems that she can use for all her problems. I recommended she do multiplication flashcards twice a day, as well as do the same problems over and over until she feels comfortable with the method. I think she is understanding the material better already!"
"We talked about Matrix Arithmetic, and the student was having trouble to do Matrix Multiplication. I worked through some problems with her, and she found it not that hard. She is very responsive, and willing to try. Since we are preparing for the final, I asked her to start review on previous chapters."
"The student and I worked on compound inequalities. We discussed graphing, set notation, and word problems. He came with excellent graphing skills and gained significant strength in set notation. His attitude is excellent - he came ready to work and open to suggestion and improvement. In working on word problems, we found some keywords to search for, such as "inclusive." This was our first session, and we finished quickly with him feeling 100% confident and having all of his work completed correctly."
"The student and I spent most of our time on polynomial division and a bit of synthetic division. We looked at the end-behavior of a few functions and started to a problem using the rational root theorem. This is where we will pick up next time. She had a great attitude while working on problems, and was keen to participate. I think her biggest difficulty at the moment might be knowing where to start working on a problem, particularly polynomial division, but I think we started to tackle that during this session by treating very simple and much more difficult problems systematically. She has a quiz coming up after Thanksgiving and we plan to meet the Sunday before to review material."
"We covered graphing linear equations. The student had a strong comprehension of the concepts covered. He knew how to find the x-intercept and the y-intercept. He was able to graph a linear equation using the intercepts, and was also able to construct a table using the linear equation. He also was able to graph the equations using the points from the table. He graphed the equations with extreme accuracy. The student was very competent with all the concepts covered today. He displayed curiosity during today's session. He was inquisitive which led to strong comprehension of graphing linear equations. He did very well this session."
"The student was preparing for a test on statistical data and how you can represent it. We reviewed the 5 point summary, box and whisker, bar graphs, stem and leaf, histograms, mean, median, mode, and range. She did quite well, and she should do fine on her test. I also noted some of the earlier topics that had caused her some problems. I will review these and give her worksheets on these concepts at our next session on Wednesday to make sure that she is solid in them. She is a very nice young lady, and I enjoyed working with her."