Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed how to solve equations with one variable. We learned how to keep them balanced and how to use the opposite operation."
"I met the student and her family for the first time. We worked off of her computer because that is where her homework is posted. We reviewed her homework on deciding if a set of ordered pairs showed a linear, quadratic or exponential line. We then went on to review other areas that her teacher had posted on his website. We did some factoring, slope, etc. She is a very good student and even taught me a few new ways of doing things!"
"The student and I worked on the review sheet for his assessment test, which is coming up on Tuesday. He seems to know all of the material."
"During this session, I helped the student review for his exam (which is tomorrow). First, we reviewed the most recent section he learned, which covers transformations of quadratic equations. After we went over this, I assigned review problems for him from the review sheet he did today in class. I made him write down every step and show all his work; if he didn't, I made him do the whole problem again. This helped him get a lot more right and make fewer mistakes."
"The topics covered were the slope, y-intercept, a line parallel or perpendicular to a point, and many other related topics. During the session we, reviewed for the Chapter 4 test the student is taking tomorrow. She had a "Jeopardy" game - so we solved all the problems and checked the answers. I had her explain how she solved some of the problems and why. Then, she had another worksheet which dealt with explaining what the numbers were in real time. This was a little more difficult. I suggested replacing the variables with numbers to see if that made it easier to understand. She thought she was ready for the test tomorrow."
"During this session, we focused on graphing linear equations and solving for variables using slope. The key for the student was to keep his coordinates consistent, remembering which pair he designated as the first and which as the second. By the end of the session, he seemed to have a solid handle on it."