"During our session, the student and I began by reviewing her math homework, which was about finding the volume of cones, cylinders, and prisms. She understood her homework well. The only question that she struggled with was finding the height of a cone, when the volume and radius of the base was given. We went through the question step-by-step, and then completed four more of the same type of problems to assure that she was able to do it alone and understand it completely. Next, we returned to combining expressions to project profit. I presented the student with a step-by-step how-to of a problem that I had created, and she was quickly able to create an expression for expenses and profit. She also understood how to combine the expressions to create an expression for profit. We went through the other three problems I had created beforehand, and the student was able to complete all of them without help. Then, we began working on a study guide that she was given last week to work on before a quiz she had taken. These were more complex equations, where the student was asked to combine like terms. She struggled with this. We completed several problems, going over what like terms were and which signs belong with which numbers. For next week, I will create extra practice worksheets that review combining like terms in simple equations so that we may take what she understands from those problems and apply it to more complex problems where she struggles. We will continue to work on having her recognize when it is time to combine versus when it is time to solve our next step, by showing her that the simple and the complex equations require the same skills to be applied. Also, as she was using her calculator this session, I noticed that she was having difficulty finding the correct answers to things she put on the calculator. Instead of typing 3(800)-5(200)+450, she would type 3x800-5x200+450, and come up with a different answer. We discussed the difference, and I will work the importance of the order of operations into each session from now on."