Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's class is focusing on radical forms, so we spent most of the session looking at the homework packet his teacher assigned. He seems to understand simplifying square roots to get the radical form, but has a habit of not writing out problems, which in the case of radical forms, can make them harder to do. The assigned homework also covered division, addition and subtraction of square roots, which he initially seemed uncertain about, but after working through a few problems, seemed to understand the concept much better."
"We worked through the homework problems assigned to the student from his Geometry math book covering inductive reasoning. He is very good at finding the next unit in a patterned number series. With a little bit of prompting from me, he was able to generate an x/y functional expression (y=2x-3) based on a table of values which shows his critical thinking math skills are very good."
"The student and I went through her homework assignment which covered solving system of equations, proofs and congruent theorems. Overall she appeared knowledgeable on the topics and what was going on in class. She said she hadn't seen solving for two unknowns before but we went over that and after a few problems she caught on quickly. We briefly touched on different proof theorems and postulates and what she might expect to see in the up coming classes regarding proofs."
"It had been two weeks since I last met the student and in that time they had run through quadratic functions in their entirety. She was already pretty good at completing the square and factoring functions with A=1, but she had forgotten what to do in the case of A=/=1 so we reviewed that. We also talked about how to use prime factorization to aid us in determining how to factor B*C and how to methodically figure out how to get to the answer you're looking for. We finished up with some tricky word problems that combined systems of equations with quadratics. She ultimately understood the material. I think she should do fine on her exam."
"Today's session with the student went well. It was our first meeting for this school year, and we spent a lot of time talking about his study habits and how to improve them. We also did practice problems for geometry, focusing mostly on logic problems."
"Today we went over a worksheet and did some practice ACT math. The student had plenty of energy. We're currently on pace with his class."
"Great to see him again. He is having his first quiz in geometry tomorrow so we reviewed the sections in his book. We covered the basics of learning what a ray, line, line segment, planes, angles, types of angles, lengths of lines, symbols used, and what adjacent and congruent mean. He will do just fine."
"She and I reviewed her biology and geometry homework. After clearing up a few questions, I quizzed her on the material for her biology quiz tomorrow. She answered everything correctly. We went over questions she had about her geometry homework. I believe I cleared up her confusion, but I recommend that she does some additional textbook questions until she feels comfortable with the material."
"Today we went over how to use geometric symbols to describe situations. The student solved practice problems finding common denominators, converting fractions and cross multiplying with variables. He also practiced applying rules for multiplying binomials. I left him with a couple problems for practice until our next session."
"The student did well with most of his Algebra review homework. Today, he and I reviewed all of the Geometry content we have covered so far. He appeared to recognize all of the concepts, and I left him with some review homework to check his retention."
"We worked on finding the length of segments algebraically based on the segment addition postulate, the definition of midpoint and line segment bisector. We worked on his review for his test next week and I helped him through some additional similar problems. Then, I gave him some problems to work out on his own while I only checked the answers. He seemed much more confident and comfortable doing the problems on his own at the end of the session."
"We did some review and then went over new concepts. We used the distance formula and the Pythagorean theorem to find the distance between two points."