Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was the student's last session with me. She is taking her last quiz on Chapter 12 next week and she will not need any more sessions before that. We practiced some problems for her upcoming quiz and she has a good solid understanding of the subject."
"The student and I worked on fractions generally. We reviewed his homework about reducing fractions. I had him practice problems taking improper fractions and changing them to mixed numbers and going back again. We finished by adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. He seemed to understand most of the steps, even if it took him some time, and he said the practice and explanation clarified some things he learned in the classroom."
"Today the student and I began reviewing everything since the beginning of the school year in preparation for his final. Of the 10 total chapters in his textbook we made it through six. We went over a lot of different subjects including an algebra review, linear equations, quadratic equations, graphs of higher order functions, third, fourth, fifth etc., matrices, 3-d graphing, linear systems with two and three variables. The student did a relatively good job with most subjects, struggled with some but overall had a strong understanding of everything. Areas to focus on in future sessions are definitely the more complicated graphing problems and doing some practice problems with matrices which can get confusing."
"The student and I went over the last few sections in his algebra 2 textbook, involving series and sequences. The semester is wrapping up and the student has brought his grade up, close to his target goal. The student is doing well understanding the concepts and mainly needs to take care to remember and synthesize older concepts on tests."
"Today's material covered Riemann sums (right hand, left hand, and midpoint) and trapezoidal sums (as concepts, and some application of right and left hand sums), an introduction to anti-derivatives including the power rule for integration, geometric representations of integrals/anti-derivatives, and initial value problems. The student caught on very rapidly, and with today's progress averaged into the mix, I feel much more confident about us being able to stick to our deadline goal. Great session!!"
"We reviewed what we did last time by looking at how to find and graph lines that are parallel and perpendicular, and how to solve a system of equations on perpendicular lines, this time using substitution. We then moved onto factoring quadratic tri-nomials in order to find the roots of a parabola. The student did a pretty good job conceptually with these topics, but she is still prone to errors, particularly when it comes to recognizing positive and negative signs and how they effect the problem."
"The student and I worked on problems involving exponents. She moved through the first-level problems in this section very well, handling the simplification of product and quotient exponents. She also moved through the higher-level problems as well, showing strong mastery on the topic."
"The student and I went over several subjects for his upcoming final. We spent most of the session going over the many ways to solve equations with quadratics, factoring, completing the square, quadratic formula, and graphing. He would benefit from some more practice, so I left him with some extra problems."
"I covered Permutations and Combinations with the student, since it one of the state assessment topics, but has not been covered in class yet. I went over the definitions, and formulas related to the topic. He understood the concepts, and I gave him some examples. We also reviewed some Earth Science. I gave him 10 practice questions, on all of the previous topics, and he got 8 of them right."
"We continued to cover graphing different types of data, and began to practice finding the mean from a group of values. We also practiced working backward from a mean and number of items to estimate possible values for the individual items in a data set. We completed homework and some extra practice problems in her workbook."
"The student and I worked on transformation of graphs. We worked on the different problems in the book that dealt with: translation, reflection , stretching & shrinking of graphs, etc. She was having a little difficulty with the horizontal translation and coming up with an equation after the transformation, but in the end, she was able to do them really well!"
"This one hour session focused on understanding how to graph inequalities in the subject of Algebra. The student and I worked on his ability to recognize which equations needed to be graphed and how those equations should be presented on a number line. The student mentioned that he was comfortable with the concepts but had difficulty remembering how to solve these types of equations."