Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed FOIL and factoring. She also learned about complex numbers, log, polynomial division, and the quadratic formula. She picked up all the new topics fairly easily. She didn't struggle with anything we went over today."
"The student and I went over 1.3 which was using complex numbers and he did pretty well. We went through the lesson fairly quickly and started doing some of his homework problems. Overall, he understood what he was doing, but made small errors here and there like saying 70i is -70. I have been working through going stepwise with him through problems to help him understand what we are doing and why we're doing it, and it seems to help him remember. We then went over the beginning part of 1.4, factoring using squares and factoring without completing the square. He did have a good understanding what was going on, although sometimes he got stuck at one step and needed a little help. But overall, I do think he understands how to do those problems."
"We tackled a lot of sections in the book today, almost all of Chapter 9. We started out with Synthetic Division, which the student caught on very quickly. I left him with a couple of problems for review as homework, but they were no problem for him. After that, we did a lot of transformations/translations with shapes/parabolas over lines and around points. He seemed to catch onto that as well and we will be diving into more of that next week Tuesday!"
"Word problems using multiplication of 2-digit by 2-digit numbers. Word problems using multi-step equations Successful with oral work."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed visualizing fractions. During this session, the student was able to look at a picture to identify the denominator and numerator. After doing so, the student was able to convert these values into fractions, while writing the word for the name of the fraction. The student and I also worked on shading in a number line to match the fractional relationship shown in the circles."
"Student one and I reviewed multiplying, adding and subtracting fractions. Student two and I reviewed several topics that will be covered as review in her Algebra course including exponents, fractional exponents, simplifying expression involving variables and exponents."
"The student and I started out with the homework problems on solving multi-step that were assigned, she did pretty well on the assigned problems with the exception of a few. After I explained the problems she was able to complete them. We went over problems from her review packet on the quadratic formula, exponents, and writing equations of a line."
"We reviewed previous material including fractions and orders of operations, along with explaining the parts of the circle. I left him with a good deal of practice pages, as well as a recommendation to try a website for more targeted practice, suggesting that he should focus on keeping his division and multiplication with decimals sharp."
"We covered trig substitution, the antiderivatives of secant, secant squared, and tangent, integration by parts, and setting up trig sub problems. There were no grades. The student struggled most with remembering the rules of logarithms and because he wasn't taught the derivation rules for secant and tangent. I left him with the rest of his review to finish and have no concerns at this time."
"I gave the student more difficult problems on adding and multiplying mixed numbers. He did great on the adding but needs more practice with the multiplying. I gave him three homework sheets. They covered adding fractions, multiplying fractions, and multiplying mixed numbers. I saw EXTREME improvements...his organization skills have already improved dramatically. I also have started making a schedule for the week (consisting of what we reviewed and his homework)..he organized his work and put it behind each corresponding day. I think it would benefit the student if he has longer sessions."
"Today was a mix of Chemistry (Organic Molecules) and Algebra II (Logarithms). The student scored a 86% on his chemistry pre-test. The student is working hard to develop the algorithms to solve algorithms problems independently."
"We covered simplifying negative exponents and percent proportion. The student has been practicing the concepts for homework. He had very little issues with the concepts. He was given homework covering using ratios to make predictions. He is making remarkable progress."