Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the sheet he did today in class and prepared for his next class. The work dealt with the slope-intercept formula. We also did some review of linear equations, simple 2 and 3 step equations. We also did a little work on translating word problems to math problems."
"Today we worked on multiplying and dividing polynomials. Both students didn't seem to have too much trouble with the concepts once we started refreshing. Overall the session went smoothly."
"We reviewed the student's homework and prepared for the exam he has tomorrow. He is working hard and seems to be doing fairly well with the material. I am hoping his grade tomorrow shows his progress in the class, as he seems to grasp many of the concepts."
"We went over functions of variables, limits in three space, and partial derivatives. I will be sending the student another book that contains extra problems and alternative explanations of the material. We will continue to focus on solving long equations. I had no specific concerns from this session, and I think he will be making a lot of progress soon."
"The student and I looked at questions from her most recent test (limits and rules for continuity). We also covered a few sections that were coming up so that she could get ahead in class: chain rule, implicit differentiation, and related rates. She was able to grasp these concepts quickly and remembered doing similar problems in her class last year."
"This afternoon the student and I worked on some key mathematical concepts that she is learning in school this week. I utilized the online math resource to run through a few other math drills and exercises. We also went over some of her returned assignments and covered areas for improvement. Lastly, I had her log in to her school's reading curriculum website to do a few grammar & reading activities. Overall, it was a great session and we covered quite a bit."
"The student and I worked on real, whole, natural, irrational, rational, and integer numbers. He had a worksheet for homework which required him to convert decimals into fractions as well as mixed numbers into improper fractions. I explained each concept to him and he completed his homework as well as some practice problems I created for him. He did fairly well. Lastly, he was one of 4 students to pass his last exam which was great news to hear."
"Today with the student, we worked together to prepare him for his chapter test on Wednesday. We covered everything in chapter 8, ranging from solving linear equations to graphing them and determining their domain and range. He also informed me that he received an A on his retest and thus is doing very well in his class. He did not struggle with anything in particular, but I chose to have him explain every answer he found so as to ensure he truly understands how to solve every problem. I also taught him how to solve systems of linear equations using a method that is more effective than graphing. I left him with some extra practice from the chapter test at the end of chapter 8 in his textbook, and I look forward to hearing about his success on his exam!"
"Today the student completed practice math problems focusing on order of operations. This included parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. He also went over absolute value, and the addition and subtraction of negative numbers. He also completed problems involving the multiplication and division of fractions."
"The student and I went over the sections that were being covered in class. This included learning how to convert complex numbers to their trigonometric forms, take a complex number to a power, and find complex roots. He reported that his previous test had been straight forward and that he felt prepared."
"Today we began by reviewing the last few chapters of the student's book. Then, we assessed the Algebra 2 assignment that I had e-mail him. Finally, together, he and I performed research for his History paper on India's rising economy and power. I e-mailed extra Algebra 2 homework for the student."
"Today, the student and I went over problems consisting of quadratic equations and linear equations with two variables. I was able to look at the problems along with examples from a section of the textbook and assist her. She knows how to do the work after working out the problems with her."