Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed solving linear equations, finding x- and y-intercepts, word problems with linear equations, and started learning about calculating the slopes of lines. He showed significant improvement since our last session. He is now able to solve find x- and y-intercepts really quickly and set up linear equations correctly. He didn't have any issues with the basic slope concepts we went over today. He had a good attitude throughout the entire session."
"The student and I reviewed solving quadratic equations by different methods and operations on complex numbers. We reviewed solving by completing the squares. The student is now working quite hard."
"The student and I reviewed some of the basic skills he had been having trouble with earlier in the year, including manipulation of variables, distributive property, simplifying fractions with common factors, and dealing with inverses. He has been practicing in the context of solving other problems, so he was doing much better than I had anticipated from his work in on similar problems in September. We also looked ahead to the next section of Chapter 5 to introduce complex numbers."
"The student and I reviewed some of the concepts that will be on her test this Thursday, including slope-intercept form, point-slope form, parallel lines, and perpendicular lines. It is important that she memorize the four types of lines, along with their equations and slopes. She should become comfortable with isolating variables and substituting values (such as 0) to get the solutions that she wants. It is important that she use the method of labeling the old and new line equations when dealing with finding perpendicular and parallel lines. I gave her 130 practice questions on this material. I encouraged her to go over all of them and identify the shortcuts, and reasons for using these shortcuts."
"The student and I reviewed substitution and some quadratic problems. We did a quadratic problem that involved exponents, at which point we reviewed the properties of multiplying and raising an exponent to a power."
"The student and I reviewed the Algebra I material she had been learning the first part of the semester. She missed two weeks of school so I went through two of the four sections to build he confidence in the problem solving process."