Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We had a wonderful session reviewing properties of limits and continuous vs. discontinuous functions. We also reviewed IVT theorem and horizontal, vertical, and slant asymptotes to prepare the student for her test tomorrow."
"We did a math problem that involves finding the areas of two small squares that are inside a large square using the given area of that large square. We spent time thinking about how to approach this problem. First, we did it the easy way which involved performing just a couple of steps. Then we did it the hard way simply because the student likes to be challenged. Doing this problem the hard way did take a lot of time but he was enjoying it and we finished. We did another math problem that involved finding the missing number that will produce the given answer."
"We covered finding distances between points on a graph and midpoints. The student had some trouble remembering the formulas at first, but once we got through enough practice it was clear he understood what the problems were asking and what he needed to do. He has a unit test coming up. I emphasized reading the problem thoroughly and putting a lot of focus on that - I told him he should look at the final review questions in the back of the book, as a lot were similar to homework problems. He showed me his returned homework, for which he has gotten full credit."
"The student and I worked on problem systems of linear equations. We worked on both the elimination and substitution method. He was proficient with the substitution method from the start and was solid on elimination after working on a couple of problems. His main struggle seems to be working with negative numbers, fractions, and combining fractions. All of these are common problems to have and we will continue to work on them in the future!"
"Today the student and I worked on her second review packet for her college algebra class. We covered such topics as: slope-intercept form, point-slope form, graphing piecewise functions, and telling whether a function is even/ odd/ or neither. She did really well with all the material and only needed help on a few concepts."
"Both students and I worked on proportional relationships and when a linear equation qualifies as a proportional relationship. We discussed slope and rate of change and how straight lines have a constant rate of change. We worked on word problems that involved using the terminology and concepts regarding these topics. They are hard workers and pick up on concepts easily. Both boys were prepared for our session and ready to work."