Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked on her homework and studied before her final this weekend. Will probably meet again Thursday to continue before her final!"
"The student and I went over her math review packet over functions, more specifically graphing, domain and range, and solving functions. We went over the addition and substitution of the functions."
"First we tackled the student's math assignment on factoring. She was good on finding GCFs with numbers, but we had to work a little once variables got thrown in. She has a science quiz (whole class retake) on energy, so we spent a while going over that. She had an assignment on it and drawing energy diagrams, which helped. And then I quizzed her over it some after that. After that we worked on her English essay, which is due tomorrow. She had a good start, but didn't really know how to finish it. I helped her figure out some specific examples and quotes to add to finish the second half of the essay, and I did some general editing. She also had to revise her science test (which she got an 80 on - not too bad!), but we didn't really have time to do that properly. It isn't due until the day after tomorrow, so I wrote up an answer key while she was working on her essay for her to refer to as she corrects the exam tomorrow night."
"Today was a smashing success. The student worked very hard on his math homework. It took a long time to finish because we took breaks in the middle of working. He did homework from section 6-2 on solving multiple variables using the substitution method. I taught him a couple of tricks. To check if his answer is right, he only needed to enter the two equations into a graphing calculator and hit "2nd," "calc," "intersect." Then click enter twice to find the point of intersection. The ordered pair at that point is the answer to the type of problems we worked on today. Checking his work also increased the time he spent on this homework. I left after he finished the math homework, and I sincerely hope he did other work as well as this."
"This week we worked on the different ways a line can be described in equation form (e.g. point slope, mx+b). Both girls seemed to think this was a pretty easy concept, and just practicing identifying the slopes and intercepts of different lines helped. We reviewed material from a few weeks ago (solving for x). Overall, I think both girls have a good grip on the subject matter covered in class right now."
"This week the student started a new unit in math. His homework in math asked him to identify whether variables were quantitative or categorical. He did a great job explaining the new terms (variable, quantitative, categorical, data) to me and had this worksheet mostly done when I arrived for our session. He had a language arts assignment due Friday, and a language arts quiz on his first three word lists. I gave him practice words that used the same roots as the words on his lists, and he had to guess the definitions. He seems well-prepared for the quiz."