Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student seemed very engaged and interested in doing well on a quiz that he has on Friday. His teacher is allowing him to do corrections for his test, and I wrote out all of the ones he received partial/no credit for. He had some practice problems for homework about adding, subtracting, and distributing polynomials. He seemed to be working methodically on each one, which is great. We finished the session with an online quiz on the subject matter he is about to be quizzed on, and he got a 7 out of 8 correct! He took his time and went through each answer. I told him that he should repeat exactly what he did, and he should do very well on the quiz!"
"The student and I continued to review for her 9 weeks test. We went over another review packet that she got in class. She found all of the problems "easy" except for a couple about graphing quadratic equations and vertex form. This was covered in 16.7, but her teacher did not really go over this unit, so we spent a good amount of time going over that section in her book. She picked it up quickly. She felt like she was in very good shape for the test."
"I met the student and his family for the first time today. He understands overall concepts very well, we just worked on getting him more focused on details. I also noticed that he doesn't fully understand the concept of negatives, so we will spend a lot of time focusing on the understanding of negatives."
"We covered slope, function, domain/ range, arithmetic sequence, and standard form. The student needed help with sequences the most. She was able to find the pattern. She is motivated to complete questions and find her mistakes. I encourage her to always eliminate two answers. She already has a copy of some state assessment released questions that we've been reviewing. She was more motivated with this session and very prepared."
"We reviewed everything the student's class had been doing, starting with factoring, moving through different forms of quadratic equations, and finishing up by talking about quadratic expressions that are perfect squares--since it looks like her class will be moving on to completing the square next. This was actually a great session; we were able to move deeper into the math. Specifically, we solved a variety of problems by plugging in one value in a quadratic equation and solving for the other. This helped her get a deeper understanding of the relationship between equation and graph and also set up the foundation for her to be able to quickly assess when this is the fastest way to solve a problem."
"The student is learning how to factor equations. She did her homework assignment using the DOTS, grouping, and greatest common factor methods. She says she understands how they work better now. She also went over a biology lab on hormone signaling, where she cut out hormones to "fit" them into receptors. We discussed hormones' function."