Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student prepare for her math exam by finding problems and creating problems for her to work."
"We began a new chapter on factoring today. First we practiced finding the greatest common factor and factoring by grouping. The student had a really good handle on these topics, so we went through them quickly. We also discussed how to write a polynomial given only one of its factors. This was as far as they had gone in class, but we decided to move on to the next section to get a little head start. This section covered factoring quadratic equations. We reviewed the method for finding the factors of trinomials: writing down the factors of the "c" term and determining which factors summed to the "b" term. She completed about 20 practice problems with little difficulty."
"Went over signs of summation, subtraction, multiplication, division conceptually, and learned a way to recognize characters."
"This session focused on using Cramer's rule to solve systems of equations. The student was very comfortable with the material and progressed through the problems at an accelerated pace. The student asked if there was another method for solving these problems. Examples of a Row-Echelon form will be provided. The student is waiting on an exam score to be returned. He will continue working ahead in the meantime, and we will revise any material he may have missed once the exam is returned. The student will work on completing 2 sections beyond what the class requires prior to our next session."
"Today, we did slope problems and went over the student's class notes. I gave her practice problems to go over, and she understood the material. We also went over the exam she took a while ago, and I gave her some strategies on how to even further improve her score."
"We covered linear algebra, specifically dealing with the concept of straight lined graphs, Cartesian coordinates, and proportionality of functions. He finished the session with a new but solid understanding of the following concepts: line graphs, how to easily identify the nature of their slopes, the value of the slope, the y-intercept, plotting the graphs, understanding the concept of rise over run, and finally, being able to easily distinguish a lined graph function from a curvi-linear equation. I left him with some extra practice and encouraged him to get more from his teacher at school."