Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we covered operations with fractions/mixed numbers, solving equations by first clearing fractions, graphing functions using intercepts, graphing functions using slope-intercept form, and finding slope from a graph. Tomorrow we will be going back through all sections of the material and working new practice problems in final preparation for the student's final."
"We focused this session on having the student work through his current homework, which dealt with graph shifting as applied to the function 1/x. He has made progress in being able to correctly identify the horizontal and vertical shift of the graph as well as vertical stretch of the graph. The homework also dealt with some more abstract graphing concepts, such as the image of a point after transformations and constructing a function which exhibits certain shifting. He seemed comfortable with these topics, as they were more computational in nature."
"The student was preparing for his final exam in early June, and we concentrated on quadratic functions (graphing, finding roots), exponent rules, polynomial long and synthetic division, and related topics. He had them, in general, very well in hand. He is so good with the numbers in his head that his main concern is going too fast and making mistakes because of that, which was a focus of our session."
"Today the student asked to review some questions he was working on for the state assessment. They were questions that covered a variety of topics and required him to show his work. Much of the work was on graphing and functions. He had a good handle on these problems and only needed minor guidance. We then worked on a past algebra 2 trig state assessment. Many of the problems were trig and I was pleased to see that he knew how to do most of them. I left him the remainder of the test, along with the answers, so he can practice on his own. I have no doubt he will do well on the tests. He has worked hard."
"The student and I reviewed each problem from her last two exams. We ran out of time for her third exam, but I left her with the sheets showing my work. She can revisit those problems along with her own work. She showed me her summary sheet with formulas and definitions. That should be a great study guide. I enjoyed working with her. I hope she does well on her final exam."
"We did some review/example problems regarding mean, variance, z-scores, the normal curve, combinations and permutations in preparation for a quiz on Monday. The student seems well prepared and should do well as long as he doesn't rush. We will meet again to continue on with probability as well as reviewing for the end of the semester tests on Tuesday."