Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we looked at a couple of questions from the text book. The student seems to be getting the hang of doing the questions. Overall this session went well."
"Today was the first session with the student. She sent me her syllabus and three tests that she had already taken in advance. In our session we reviewed the three tests. The topics in which she had trouble conceptually were mainly absolute values, domains, and properties of functions (negative/positive functions, graph behavior, etc.). We reviewed these concepts using both previous knowledge and the textbook. I also shared with her a few strategies to avoid making mistakes such as highlighting/underlining key points in the question, clearly stating knowns and unknowns, sketching graphs, and also having a general idea of what needs to be accomplished; and throughout the problem perform "checks and balances"."
"We discussed material dealing with probabilities of independent and disjoint relationships. We also went over chapter 6.2 and 6.3 to review for the quiz on Monday."
"The student and I covered factoring by grouping, trinomials, and factoring through differences. He was very agile in learning the material, and he worked very meticulously to make sure that his work was done right and that he did not miss anything from previous steps (which was one of the main struggles he was having at much earlier sessions). I am so proud that he is being more careful when working on the problems. He knows the material!"
"We covered complex, positive, and negative roots, long division of polynomials, synthetic division, and graphing polynomial equations. The student still needs some practice but seems to be getting some of it. We will continue to work on this."
"The student was working with line graphs in school (using tally charts to keep track of data and then creating/ reading graphs with one dot per unit). He did well with questions about one piece of data, but was more challenged by questions involving the phrases at least or at most. He also needed a reminder to put first dots at the baseline so it was easy to compare the stacks visually."