Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, the student and I reviewed solving systems of linear equation by graphing, the substitution method, and the elimination method. We also reviewed solving systems of inequalities by graphing. The last topic that we reviewed for his upcoming assessment was graphing points in three dimensions. I modeled and explained the process for each. He asked several questions for clarification. I also had him work independently and explain the process as he worked. He expressed that the session had been quite helpful in his preparation for his upcoming assessment."
"For this session, the student and I looked over her homework, which focused on multi-step word problems. I asked her to read the problems, highlight what the problem was asking her to find, and what information would be needed to find her answer. We also did a quick review of long division and what happens to the denominator as fractions get smaller."
"For this session, we reviewed the student's homework. It covered finding the slope and the y- intercept. After she completed her homework, we did extra practice problems. She needed help finding the slope of a line on a graph using rise over run, so I showed how to find the slope of a line on a graph by using the formula for rise over run. She left the session more confident in her ability to find the slope and to find the y- intercept."
"For this session, we went over a series of worksheets the student had been assigned for class. These worksheets mainly focused on linear regression, but some problems also touched on other forms of regression (quadratic, exponential, etc.). In the course of working through these questions, she also reviewed how to interpret r and r^2, how to read a residual plot and make judgments about it, how to determine if a linear regression is appropriate for a data set given its numerical values and/or its scatterplot, etc. She asked good questions but still feels confused on some aspects; we will meet this weekend to get her feeling "up to speed" before she returns to school."
"For this session, we went over some methods of determining whether or not an infinite series converges or diverges. More specifically, we went over the integral test, squeeze theorem, comparison test, and limit comparison test. Initially, the student was unsure on when and how to use these methods, so we went over the concept of each of these tests then worked on some problems using these methods. She had a better grasp of these methods afterwards. A little more practice would further solidify her understanding, so I requested she work on that before our next meeting."
"For this session, we went through the student's study guide for the week and then completed a few additional problems for practice. We discussed a variety of problems, including finding a certain percentage of a number, using cross multiplication to uncover the answer, calculating the area of a parallelogram, reading graphs, and figuring out the answer to a problem involving both negative and positive numbers. For the most part, she seemed to know what she was doing, and the majority of her mistakes were minor. She needed a little extra help on reading the double-line graph, but her primary challenge was with the problems involving negatives and positives. While we worked our way through those questions, I had to remind her of how to add and subtract negatives vs. how to add and subtract a mixture of negatives and positives. As a result, I plan to incorporate more of these problems into future sessions."