Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed linear equation, factoring expressions and applying FOIL. We also looked at factoring binomial expressions. The student is able to solve those problems once we get going."
"We went over practice questions from the Algebra I exam. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated he knew the work by answering the questions correctly."
"During this tutoring lesson, the student and I reviewed for his upcoming Algebra final. Specifically, we reviewed a teacher-given packet: "Algebra I Spring Final Prep." We completed 44 questions out of the 91 questions in the final preparation packet. Some of the specific Algebra topics that this packet includes are: 1) Solving linear equations; 2) Graphing linear equations and functions; 3) Solving and graphing linear inequalities; 4) Systems of equations and inequalities; 5) Exponents and exponential functions; 6) Polynomials and factoring; 7) Quadratic equations and functions; 8) Radicals and geometry connections; 9) Rational equations and functions; and 10) Probability and data analysis. The student took written notes during our review of this preparation packet for the Algebra final. He and I will finish our review of the packet during our next scheduled tutoring lesson. He is a pleasure to work with. He is always focused on the task at hand. Thus, our tutoring sessions are always very productive."
"We covered graphing inequalities. We also covered factoring with an integer before the x^2 term and factoring third degree polynomials."
"The student managed to get a 77 on his latest algebra test, which is marked improvement from where he was before. He thought he could have done better, and with that attitude, he will keep on getting better and better. Today we went over linear equations and slope intercept form. He works best when he has a clear cut process or formula to follow, so I told him to put everything into the form "y=ax+b", also known as slope intercept form. Written this way, finding the slope and intercept of a linear equation is as easy as plucking out "a" and "b". He got plenty of practice today finding the slope from two given coordinates, and also turning standard linear equations into slope-intercept form. He has a bit of trouble dealing with visual graphs, and prefers to stick to the algebra, but with enough practice, they will both become much easier for him."
"The student did her Chapter 10 Test review problems for our session this evening. Completed selected homework problems covering the 6 sections in the chapter. This should help on her test tomorrow. Also she still has a lot of homework in the chapter to complete and she must do so by tomorrow."