Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He studied for a test that he will have on Thursday. We reviewed synthetic division, long division, factoring by grouping, and factoring cubed binomials. He did excellent on all of the practice problems but needed some refreshing for long division. I encouraged him to keep studying before his test anything that he is not 100% confident with. On Friday, I would like to begin with reviewing manipulating variables, dividing negatives, and finding greatest common denominators."
"He wanted some help understanding some factoring problems. The first one was of the form (x^2-a^2), and I showed him how he can always split it up into x-a and x+a. The next few were larger quadratic expressions that required us to figure out the factors that multiply to make the last number and add to make the second number. One problem was a little more difficult because it had a coefficient on the x^2 term, but we worked through the process together. He indicated he understood better how the problems work now."
"He was engaged and enthusiastic once he got warmed up. We worked through common core math problems from the question bank, including inequalities, word problems, order of operations, and solving algebraic equations. He did very well, but he needs to be reminded to read questions carefully so he doesn't make simple mistakes. On Tuesday, our plan is to focus on reading/spelling with a personalized lesson."
"He was fully engaged and participating in class. He was motivated and engaged and ready for the session. We covered math concepts today. We did exponents, to the power, and greatest and least variables in powers ratio. We also did 2 ways of LCM and differentiated the use of these two different ways. We also covered GCF. It was a productive and excellent session. No concerns."
"He was hesitant to study for his science test but understood everything when we got around to discussing the material. He got through math relatively well."
"He worked on review problems for an Algebra quiz for tomorrow. We reviewed factoring methods: factoring sum and difference of cubes, difference of squares, and factoring by foiling. We also worked on long division and synthetic division. He was much more comfortable with the material by the end of our session."