Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over operations with rational functions. We first simplified rational functions, and then we did all operations with rational functions. He has a very good understanding of these concepts so we spent most of our time just doing examples."
"The student and I spent our time today on his word problem packet, which is due as makeup homework for class. He needs to work on reading problems carefully and on translating the material in the problem into a form that can be used to solve the problem. Today we talked about mixture and distance problems, both of which can be solved with tables."
"Today I met with the student for the first time to cover material for an upcoming exam this week. We worked on several different types of problems but spent the bulk of the time practicing and honing his quadratic factoring skills. We then used those to work through several problems involving the addition and subtraction of rational functions."
"She finished the science homework first. Again, the focus was on looking up the evidence and answering the questions as completely as possible. She had a chapter review assignment on factoring. We began by reviewing what she already had done."
"The student and I worked on some test corrections for her last test on which she got a 92. There were only a few mistakes she made, and most were just the last step of a problems or a computational error. We then did some review problems in preparation for her final next week. She was able to do several more on her own. I have been encouraging her to answer some of her own questions, when she asks me how to start a problem, which has been boosting her confidence. She is feeling more prepared for the final exam."
"Today the student and I worked on Algebra. We complete questions related to rational numbers with variables. Then we completed questions related to irrational numbers. She has done very well and I wish her the best in the future."
"Continued working through homework problems for the student's calc2 course. We have worked through approximately half of the chapter 8 problems to include representative samples from each of the sections."
"Today the student and I worked on Algebra review in preparation for her final exam which included exponents, factoring polynomial equations, and solving systems of equations. She has a satisfactory grasp of these concepts."
"We spent the first part of the sessions going over the review final for the algebra exam final that will be next week. There were some challenges adding and subtracting rational expressions using the lowest common denominator. We reviewed the inverse relationship between logarithms and exponents. Toward the end of the session, we switched over the chemistry and reviewed the basics of electron configuration as well as important periodic trends. He is making great improvement."
"We prepared for her final exam by reviewing questions on combined variations and rational functions. The rational function questions (chapter 8) involved 1/x properties, parent function translations, asymptotes, points of discontinuity, and simplifying and solving rational equations. The student said that half of the session was a refresher and that she understood the concepts after we reviewed them. We went through practice problems in the chapter review to cover four sections and reviewed examples for each section."
"Today we covered areas where the student requested extra review, in order to prepare for the final. We covered several topics and formulas involving the slope intercept form, word problems and some questions on percentage that she had. I will bring a few problems next week for her on percentage and we will continue our review. She seemed to grasp all that we covered. We will meet next week on Wednesday and Thursday."
"The student and I finished his study guide for his algebra final next week. He was able to do all of the problems correctly! I recommend a bit more practice with arithmetic and geometric sequences. Good job!"