Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a worksheet with a sampling of problems that she needs to know how to work through for her final exam. We spent time simplifying exponential equations, determining and graphing linear lines, determining the correlation in data, and graphing inequalities."
"The student and I worked on problems based upon concepts covered within the first half of his math review. We identified problems for him to focus on when he studies for his math exams during the weekend."
"Review of assessment test areas, including: factoring, dividing polynomials, plugging in numbers to variables in equations, and working with word problems."
"Today, we went over rates of change again and started to review for the student's unit test next week. We discovered that as long as you keep the points consistent, you will get the same answer for slope. We then went over concepts and did practice problems from previous chapters to make sure he was confident for the unit test. We went over how to inter-convert fractions, decimals, and percentages and reviewed how to break down big numbers in order to divide easier. We also went over how to set up problems such as, "What is 81% of 567?" The student was very confident in how to set up these equations and did not freeze as he used to."
"In today's session, the student and I covered how to simplify algebraic expressions with exponents. We worked on a homework worksheet that covered multiplication and division with exponents. He generally knew how to approach the problems but had some difficulty with negative exponents (which we worked on and improved) and raising expressions to the power of zero (which we also worked on). I will be sending him a few worked-out solutions later tonight or early tomorrow morning detailing step-by-step how to tackle some of the more complicated expressions. He got a B on his last math exam and has another one next week. We are planning to hold another tutoring session before his next exam to reinforce the concepts he learned this week and next week."
"It was a pleasure meeting and working with this student for the first time. Today we worked on ratios and proportions, specifically of Areas and Volumes of geometric shapes. He handled the formulations superbly! When it came to reducing the ratios to lowest terms, he needed help with the larger numbers, as all students do. We worked on the strategy of cancellation or reducing BEFORE any mathematical operations are performed, therefore eliminating the need to reduce larger numbers for the final answer. In the process, clarification was made as to the importance of using parenthesis on ratios that are being squared or cubed. Additionally, we targeted some multiplication facts with which he struggles at times. As such, he was left with supplemental written and verbal work designed to strengthen his recall of these facts. He was very receptive to all my recommendations and I am confident that he will experience more success as time passes."