Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked through the review for Chapter 1 and 2 to help prepare the student for his first exam. The student needs to put in more time memorizing and using the different formulas not because he doesn't understand them, but to build his confidence."
"The student was able to raise his grade to a solid C for the class (76), and has a good chance to get a B by the end of the year, which he actually did pull off! We also discussed ways to still improve the student's math during the upcoming summer."
"We covered Math, specifically focusing on trigonometry and test taking strategies. No scores were available as this was a 1 time test prep session. The student has a good understanding of the math skills needed, but he tries to do too much work in his head. I encouraged him to draw pictures and write out as much of his work as possible. Also, he has not worked with trig before, so we discussed that a bit and I do not think it should trouble him much on the test."
"We covered logs, how to factor a cubic function, how to turn a trinomial quartic equation into a trinomial quadratic equation in order to solve it, and various trig identities and how to use them to transform a trig function into a different form."
"We worked through a series of practice problems covering mostly 6th grade math topics so that I could gain a better understanding of the student's strengths and weaknesses. She seems to have a basic understanding of algebra and basic operations, but lacks facility with negative numbers, fractions, and units. I have given the student a series of problems to work on before our next session to reinforce the concepts we worked on. In future sessions, we will work on strengthening those skills and expand into 7th grade math topics."
"The student had her math final on Monday. Her teacher had given them a worksheet to go through that reviewed all of the topics on the final. The student just recently completed all of her "boosts", so she has been studying math extensively lately and did well on the review. The only problems she had some trouble with were the problems involving shifting of a parent function."
"This session we completed chapter 11, with a focus on more complicated factoring. I assigned specific factoring problems and chapter review for him to complete prior to taking his online quiz. The additional practice was helpful, as he scored a 100 on Quiz 2, which is an improvement from his quiz 1 score."
"The student and I drilled on decimal addition and subtraction, multiplying and dividing numbers 7, 8, and 9; we added fractions, and we also added by finding the least common denominator. He also read his book to me and I asked him reading comprehension questions. He is a good reader and loves knowledge. I want to do some writing with him, but our main focus will be math."
"Chapters 8-1 & 8-2. No grades or scores since we are reviewing material from last year. She mostly struggled with keeping fractions and negative numbers straight. I gave her a few problems from 8-2 to complete before our next session. No concerns from this session"
"The student and I worked on her final study guide. She had a list of the topics she needed to know so we tried to find problems in the book that matched it. Some of the examples we did were imaginary numbers, solving systems of equations, number of roots of an equation, and absolute value (solving and graphing). She remembered most of each topic, but she just needed a little refresher."
"Today we covered the end of chapter 7 and chapter 8.1 and 8.2 (exponential functions), and focused in particular on the word and multiple choice problems. She did very well, but struggled a little bit to remember some of the rules and to break down the word problems into parts. Her homework is to take the 8.1-8.2 quiz."
"The student and I worked on ratios and proportions as well as writing variables in terms of another variable. These concepts, particularly writing variables in terms of another variable is a struggle for her, so we have spent a couple of days on it. We finished writing the rough draft of her resume. Then we spent time looking over different college options."