Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Our first meeting went well. The student has worksheets from his teacher that we go through and I will formulate practice problems similar to this material. He seemed to understand polynomial subject matter well by the end of the session; major opportunities include combining like terms and the difference between the addition/ subtraction versus multiplication/ division of polynomials."
"The student and I covered linear equations. We reviewed how to find the slope (perpendicular or parallel), using the midpoint formula, and solidifying the use of point-slope, slope-intercept, and standard form. He is now to the point where he can identify answers (on a multiple choice test) without even writing anything down!"
"This session included reviewing for the end of the chapter and the start of a new chapter. Specifically, we reviewed everything concerning the Pythagorean Theorem (word problems, checking three given sides to see if they come from a right triangle, etc.) as well as general properties of roots and algebra involving roots. The new chapter included material concerning order of operations involving exponents and evaluating/simplifying expressions that involve rationals. The student continues to show comprehension I make him write out a few steps whenever possible, but he does need to slow down to reduce mental errors."
"The students are preparing for a test happening in a couple of weeks. They were working on a review packet and had questions for me. The topics covered the basics of functions, lines, recursive and explicit sequences, and graphs. I've seen students confused by recursive and explicit series, and I try to relate them to functions and lines, as they seem to be taught together. They also had questions with regard to solving for variables in an equation. I had them pick problems out and suggest the next step while I kept the equations balanced. Rather than telling them what to do at each step, I think this technique helps them with their decision making."
"We covered algebraic exponents. After explaining key concepts that the student was having trouble with, he seemed to better understand the content. I also recommended he practice problems daily as that is instrumental to his success in algebra."
"The student and I covered surface area and volumes again. We are still preparing earlier than his school lessons. He seems to be taking to the material extremely well. He seems to very much enjoy this topic but he just needs to add a little bit of effort for memorizing the material."