Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed solving quadratic-form polynomial equations. This time, we focused on negative powers and substitution of expressions for segments of a polynomial."
"We worked on inequalities and inequalities with absolute functions. We reviewed graphing absolute functions, and I left some worksheets to help review radicals."
"The student went through her homework assignment, which was a chapter review. We spent a lot of time on simplifying equations with different rational denominators."
"We covered the zero-product property, as well as some basic factoring including greatest common factors and factoring trinomials. I showed him how he can get the positive and negative signs correct for any problem given. I also showed him a methodical way of checking products/sums for trinomial problems. He correctly used that strategy on one particularly challenging problem."
"The student had a test this past week. He felt pretty confident about the test, but doesn't yet have his results. We worked on his extra credit assignment that dealt with different properties of functions and reading/understanding tables and ratios. We also worked on the next topic he is studying, the quadratic equations. I explained the quadratic equation and how it relates to factoring quadratics and zeroes. Student B's test for this week was delayed until tomorrow. We reviewed logarithms and exp/log transformations. We reviewed how to combine logs with like bases. She knows how to do most problems, but she sometimes struggles with equations that don't directly resemble the equations she has memorized. We talked about the general methodology to solve one-variable algebraic equations (move all variables to one side of the equal sign and numbers on the other). This seemed to help and she seems to be prepared for her upcoming test."
"We went over a study guide for inequalities for the student's upcoming test. He knows the material, but he should focus on 3 things. First, remembering the negative signs associated with values. Second, to reverse the inequality when dividing/multiplying by negative values. Third, to draw open or closed circles when graphing inequalities. Overall he is doing well and practice will help."