Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished our discussion of basic algebraic expressions, spending more time today talking about exponent expressions in particular. We spent a little time discussing some basic geometry, but he has a good grasp on this because of his French math class. The student has all the tools he needs to succeed. Applying them is the next step."
"The student has a few tests and a quiz coming up in the next few days. It seems she missed a few days so we focused on the material covered in those days (different forms of the quadratic equations). After finishing this topic, we went over graphing inequalities and solving word problems with quadratic equations. I also answered a few questions about the chemistry aspects of environmental science."
"Worked on solving linear equations with one solution. Understands the overall content, but seems challenged with the details, like distributing negatives. He worked through all the problems, however. We also went over determining the number of solutions per problem, which he seemed to grasp well and solving equations with two variables. His homework pertained to these three lessons."
"Spent more time reinforcing two digit multiplication and division. I assigned more homework and I'm making him a rules sheet."
"We worked on numerous word problems dealing with equations and inequalities. The student picked up many techniques in reading and translating the information in the questions to create equations or inequalities that are then solved."
"The student and I focused on ratios and proportions this session. She picked up the concept very quickly, and easily transitioned from direct examples to word problems. I have high confidence in her ability to accurately respond to questions dealing with ratios and proportions. We then worked from her school workbook and reviewed order of operations. She does well when she takes her time to write out the math. Overall, she did very well focusing for the full hour and a half, and she also does well with asking questions when she is unsure of something."
"The student reviewed and completed his homework which included factoring, adding and subtracting polynomials, as well as practicing the distribution property. He then continued his lesson in expressions with in his workbook. He was provided guiding questions, modeling of examples and simplification of his work problems. He was also provided homework for reinforcement of factoring, and adding and subtracting polynomials."
"We went over the student's math homework today. We specifically worked on rounding and understanding the place holders of numbers. We made a game out of it and created charts for her to reference. We need to practice it one more time to make sure it locks in for her. We also worked on her 12's while playing ball."
"We went over unit rates and a little bit of fractions. I helped him the problems he was stuck on and he seems to be getting the hang of it now. He has a few problems left to finish on that first lesson and then Monday we should be starting the second lesson."
"For our last session, we finished our review of the concepts we've been going over throughout the summer. We also went over time and temperature conversions. The student has improved a lot, and I think the notes we took together will be very useful to her in school as well. I encouraged him to do the circled problems in the section on conversions for more practice before school starts."
"We began to cover the fundamentals of algebra: different properties, order of operations, expression vs inequalities. He has a good base line of beginners algebra and I believe he will easily pick up the more advance skills. I left him with 4 pages of algebra review and 4 pages of minute math practice."
"The first student and I covered least common denominators, finding them for 2 or 3 fractions at a time. We discussed how this affects their numerators and the steps involved to write equivalent fractions with equal denominators. We also revisited multiplying, adding, dividing, and subtracting fractions. The second student and I revisited polynomial inspection, multiplying, adding, dividing and subtracting them. We also covered more foiling, squaring binomials, and long division of algebraic expressions. We also looked at more complicated ways of factoring through trial and error and inspection."