Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on horizontal and vertical parabolas. The student seemed pretty comfortable with these topics. I think the only thing she had a little trouble with was setting up the word problems, but once she got the hang of it, it went very well."
"We reviewed for an upcoming cumulative exam by going over problems involving real numbers, absolute value, order of operations, and simplifying algebraic expressions. By the end of the session, the student was able to solve the problems correctly."
"The student and I reviewed for her midterm exam. We covered inverse functions, composite functions, and tabular functions. I focused on probability, permutations, combinations, factorials, and their simplification. Lastly, we discussed the definition of a function and its applications."
"We have specifically covered solving variables of absolute value equations. The student was able to understand the material, but needs guidance in trying to understand the rules for certain problems. I have shown him some techniques on helping him solve these types of problems. Overall, the session was excellent."
"In this session, the student worked on chapter 2 homework, which covered logical statements. We reviewed "if-then" statements and learned how to follow the logic through a set of statements to reach the desired conclusion. Then, we applied variables to a set of sentences to create our own "if-then" statements leading from a given to a conclusion. Lastly, I explained what a biconditional statement is and we identified the two parts of such statements: the condition and the converse. He did well with all of this material and I emphasized to him that these ideas are foundational to the upcoming concept of geometric proofs. I gave him a list of suggestions for how to review chapter 2 terms and using logical statements throughout the week in case he has a quiz or exam."
"The student completed his homework for the evening. This was 2 digit multiplication problems. We worked on solving them using the regrouping strategy as well as cross multiplication method. He is very strong with his multiplication tables, but has some difficulty adding to the products. He is incorporating a finger counting strategy I taught him two sessions ago. He was excited to understand the process and to get correct answers. Additionally we did review problems similar to those that may be on his math quiz. He was able to explain verbally how to find the answer as well as solve on the whiteboard. We talked with his dad at the end of the session about expectations for helping the student become more organized when he is setting up his math problems."