Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Taught and practiced addition of rational expressions. Reviewed and practiced concepts for the upcoming high school test including systems of equations and perpendicular lines."
"Definition of a function, Domain and Range, Composite Functions. No progress scores as of yet. Student can identify functions but needs to work on explaining why they are functions. Student to review this chapter further."
"We talked about a returned test and zero root functions. Additionally, we addressed a new problem regarding rationalizing roots. Student continues to struggle with getting started on math problems. If a concept is complex, the student has a difficult time trying to set up a problem and utilize previously learned concepts. We will continue to practice this."
"He had a very thick packet, going over almost everything he had gone over in this semester. It was review for his final coming up in a few weeks. We just jumped right into it from the beginning, which was angles and triangles. After a quick review of supplementary and complementary angles, he solved those problems pretty easily. Also, we went over vertical angles quickly. Next was when a line intersects two parallel lines and knowing what the interior/exterior alternate, corresponding, angles were. He didn't have many issues with angles in general. However, when we came to corresponding sides in a proportional triangle, he had some trouble. We spent about 20-30 minutes going over how and why we can figure out a side's length if given that the two triangles are proportional and 3 of the sides. I broke it down to what a proportion was and tied it to a map and how the legend gives a ratio/proportion of what 1 inch represents. I solved example problems with him to help him understand the problem. Afterwards, we moved to a different section of the review packet. I let him choose. I told him that I'd be going over this material again in the next session, so to remember and learn it if possible."
"The student had a test on Friday, so we met up to review for his test. His test covered the basics of permutations, combinations, and choosing principles. We went over the key words to notice to distinguish between when a question is based on order (permutations) vs. when it is based on selection (choosing). We also reviewed how to calculate probability for given situations (e.g., rearranging letters in a word, picking a letter in that word, getting a certain hand from a deck of cards, rolling dice, etc.). At the end of the session we reviewed and covered the binomial expansion theorem."
"We reviewed the statistical variance module regarding mean, median, range, mean, absolute deviation, etc. We reviewed questions regarding population and samples. Then we continued going over the module for expressing equations into inequalities and solving for the unknown."