Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered all the material that will be on her midterm on Monday. The concentration of our session was on basic statistical concepts such as normal distributions, z-scores, probability, and random experimental design."
"This week the student worked on his algebra homework. He informed me that he earned an 81% on his first exam! I was so ecstatic when I heard that excellent news and I hope to continue to play a supporting role to his success in his mathematics class! We went a little bit over time today because he wanted to make sure he finished all his homework but other than that everything was perfect."
"This was my first time meeting with the student. We worked on worksheets and homework that he had for his class. The worksheets involved identifying increasing and decreasing function ranges as well were maximums and minimums occur. The homework dealt with fractional powers and roots and how to translate between the two as well as simplify them. I taught him how to use interval notation as well as understanding the difference between domain and range."
"The student and I finished a homework assignment that she had, involving dependent and independent variables. We also reviewed slope, and how to find it, in three different situations. She is excellent at finding slope, so I decided to move her on and showed her how to find the y-intercept. I showed her what the y-intercept means, and how to find it on a graph. I also showed her how to find the y-intercept algebraically, when given a set of points. She grasped this concept quickly, as algebra is her strong point."
"Finished last few problems. Started review for upcoming test. Focused on proof of algebraic properties. Assigned "reverse distribution" problems for practice before part 1 of test on Friday."
"The student and I had a great session preparing him for his algebra 2 exam this upcoming Tuesday. His teacher gave him a review packet and we covered topics such as different forms of a linear line equation, domain/range, absolute value graphs, and solving sets of equations. We will have another session on Monday to finish preparing him and I am confident that he will do well on his test."
"For this session, we focused on Algebra 2. We went over past homework which dealt with one step equations and single variable equations. After, we went over new material which composed of multi-step solving of equations (with only single variables though). The student is very bright. He needs to learn to breath and not rush through his problems because he does know the material."
"We reviewed multiplication and re-introduced long division, with an alternative strategy for solving. The student is steadily improving in multiplication. We also talked about decimals and fractions. He readily grasped the concept of working with decimals, and had a little more challenge performing operations with fractions."
"The student and I worked on comparing and ordering fractions with unlike denominators, as well as multiplying fractions. He presently has an A in the class. He fully grasps the concepts and only made one basic multiplication error, as well as reversing the greater than/less than symbol. We worked on double and triple checking his work to catch those errors."
"We worked on the student's homework which was finding different coins you can use to reach a specific sum, for example, 4 quarters to make a dollar or 2 quarters and 5 dimes. She did very well and seemed to have a better understanding of the different amounts each coin is."
"We covered translating algebraic phrases, replacement sets, simplifying expressions, solving equations, and order of operations. We made assessment corrections. The student was able to acquire clarity on concepts he did not comprehend. He is completing activities that will help him master algebra concepts. This was a productive session."
"The student and I spent the duration of the session attempting to solidify a basic conceptual understanding of percentages. He and I reviewed what percentages are and how they can be used in most contexts. I am continuing to encourage him to look for concrete understanding in his math class."