Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on adding and subtracting decimals and solving decimal equations today. We also learned about algebraic terminology."
"Continued working through the course by working on his homework assignments for both algebra and chemistry. He seems to be understanding the material with a bit more confidence which is shown by his A in the course up to this point."
"Worked on test review packet. The student will review her notes from Alg.2 and ask questions in class Thursday and Friday. Plan to study for test in the next session."
"Today I was able to work with the student on his current lesson. He did really well with completing the problems with minimal help from me and had very few errors."
"Today we continued work in algebra -- we reviewed some word problems and then covered inequalities, which are very similar to standard algebraic solving. We worked on factoring after that, using the strategy of thinking of it as a reverse FOIL, thinking of what two numbers will multiply to the final term and add up to the middle term. For some, it was best to create a little chart and list the possibilities for multiplication, and see which one worked for the addition. We also employed a strategy of looking at the sign (is it positive or negative?) of the numbers in order to determine the factors. From there we looked at the graphs of linear equations; we used slope-intercept form to get a visual on it (starting with the y-intercept and using the slope to draw another point). The student is doing very well, I believe -- she is able to make sense of things and translate concepts into her own words and strategies."
"Today, the student made corrections on a previous assignment involving solving equations with absolute value. He previously only found one solution instead of two. He is improving on using procedures to solve equations. We reviewed what absolute value meant and the fact that the absolute value is always positive. The next skill we practiced was graphing equations with absolute value. He will have more practice on this skill in future sessions. We did two practice problems, finding the vertex and two other points on the line."