Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a final exam review packet that we are going through over the next couple of sessions. We worked the first half of it today, and will finish it tomorrow."
"The student has a focus sheet to practice from for his test tomorrow. We reviewed all the concepts he needed more help with, including polys, sign changes, asymptotes, and zeros. He was only having minor issues with a few topics. He feels confident going into the exam now."
"The student has a lot of tests and projects due this week. Tonight we mainly studied for this math test on Thursday. We primarily worked on turning fractions into decimals and working with repeating decimals. We also worked on determining greater than or less than with negative numbers and decimals. Overall, it was a good session."
"The student has a math test today, and so in our session, I helped her review Chapters 3 and 4 in her textbook and the study sheet her teacher provided. We went over inequalities, absolute values with inequalities, functions, and recursive and explicit sequences. Overall, the student did great. She struggled a bit with solving absolute value problems with inequalities, but we did several practice problems from the textbook, and she got every one correct. She also was nervous about memorizing the formulas for recursive and explicit sequences, but I went over some memorization techniques which seemed manageable for her. She should do great on her test!"
"The student has a math test tomorrow, and her parents wanted that to be the focus of the lesson. We covered several practice tests and practice problems, and we spent about 90% of the time working all kinds of ratio problems. She felt very comfortable with tonight's work and should do very well on her test. We spent a few minutes at the end of our session working on vocabulary for science and social studies. Tonight was a good night for her. She will be well prepared for her test tomorrow."
"The student has a quiz on quadratics tomorrow. He's okay with the calculations, but he is having trouble understanding how to interpret and solve the word problems. Specifically, he was having trouble figuring out how the parabolas that were in the problem related back to the coordinate grid. That situation resolved itself when we were working on a dropped ball problem, and the problem specifically asked for the domain (the time the ball was in the air) and range (the height of the ball). The student's attitude was very positive. He has his study guide to work with, and so far, his grades have been positive."