Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered more 10th grade math today. We covered 4.4 to 4.7. The student is working very hard and is doing the homework problems I have given her. No concerns."
"The student and I prepared for her final exam today, getting through a review packet. We focused on the topics from earlier in the semester, before she and I began meeting, and she said my explanations of those processes cleared up a lot for her and that she understood the material."
"Today we went over the distance formula and midpoint formula for coordinates. We reviewed the concept of a 3-4-5 triangle, the Pythagorean Theorem, and how to apply it to coordinate geometry. She often confused subtracting negative numbers, yielding wrong results. She corrected this by writing the distance formula above her work, thus remembering that subtracting a negative yields a positive."
"Again I split this session between the two students. Student 1 and I went through a review packet about how to factor polynomial equations and identify characteristics like asymptotes and intercepts. She seemed to have a decent understanding of the concepts which improved once we went through example problems. Student 2 needed help with simplifying of exponential functions. She had forgotten a few of the rules, but we were able to clarify her understanding."
"During this shortened session the student and I went over some information on her last statistics assignment of the semester. The first problem covered hypothesis testing at a specific significance level. Doing this problem involved topics like: probability, normal distribution, population vs sample, and the relationship between variance and standard deviation."
"We covered basic statistical concepts: mean, median, mode, and range as well as different types of plots (circle graph, whisker and box plot, scatter plot, and bar graph). The student knew all the concepts very well, and he knew how to answer all of the preparation questions that his teacher provided with no difficulty."
"The student and I had a successful session covering difference and sums of cubes and factoring expressions containing them as well as grouping to solve said expressions. he was attentive and eager to learn."
"The student and I met for an hour to cover a review quiz. We reviewed the Rules of Logarithms then belted out 6 problems plus a few spontaneous examples. We will meet on Wednesday at noon in preparation for next Tuesday's final."
"We worked on finding the discriminant of a quadratic and using that to determine the number of solutions. We also started using the quadratic formula to find the solutions to a quadratic equation."
"This week's session was very productive. We split the session in half, and I worked 45 minutes with Student 1 in Algebra and 45 minutes with Student 2 in Algebra 2. Student 1 and I worked on graphing functions and finding the domain/range for a function using her workbook. She did very well. Student 2 and I worked on imaginary numbers using the practice problems online. The online tool was extremely helpful. He says that he understands concepts at home, but struggles when he gets to class. I suggested to take practice tests at home to assist with this anxiety. He liked that idea."
"Today I made up a sample set and answer key for reference for the student. Since she has a test on Friday for psych, I suggested she draw the ear and label everything a few times."
"The student asked for some help with graphing and factoring polynomials. The good news, is that she has improved substantially on them. I noted during our session that she was much faster at factoring than she used to be. She has near mastery of the "bottoms-up" method of factoring. She also has an excellent grasp of multiplicity."