Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session focused exclusively on helping the student complete his Algebra homework. This assignment was 6-10 problems focused on determining measurements and comparing solutions with given answers. The measurement examples used were in grams, kilograms, cups, and inches. The student and the tutor worked on these problems and then checked the answers on his school's website. The student did not express any significant concerns about these assigned problems. The tutor offered suggestions for simplifying problems."
"The student and I specifically covered his material for a test that he was going to take later on today. We covered scientific notation, multiplying polynomials, exponents and division and multiplication of them as well as going over the problems he got wrong on his practice test. He continues to work diligently and I believe he is getting more confident with his work. I will know the results of his test the next time we meet next week."
"The student and I covered problems he missed on an exam which he didn't understand. We also covered some science which dealt with speed and velocity. We then discussed how to improve his grades. There were no concerns in this session; it went well."
"The student and I went over the answer key to a test which he had just taken dealing with problems similar to the ones we had done in previous weeks, i.e. systems of equations using substitutions and eliminations, graphing/solving inequalities, and taking word problems and placing them into numerical/algebraic form. He seemed to remember the concepts, but he still needed a little explanation dealing with substitution and graphing inequalities. I'm noticing that the simple mistakes he made in solving equations in our first sessions have mostly gone away, showing that he seems to be more comfortable with the algebraic process. The class is now moving on to a new unit, but I feel he has understood the concepts of this unit to be able to apply the knowledge to future units."
"The student was going through some standardized testing at his private school, so he did not have algebra homework. However, we went over the current lesson in the textbook that the class was on and did practice problems from there before moving on to subjects on his standardized test. He had a pretty good grasp of what was going to be on that exam, so all I needed to do was clear up a few things for him and practice alongside him. We hit on topics such as exponents, radicals, and even a little geometry."
"The student and I covered inequality equations and graphing. He tells me this is rather easy for him. Then we went over his test from last time that covered multi-step equations. I noticed that most of his mistakes occur when the positives and negatives are switching sides. Overall, I was informed that he made an A for that period."
"The student and I reviewed the material we have already learned (FOIL, factoring equations, solution sets, etc.). We then moved into inequalities. I taught her basic inequality material such as how to add/subtract and multiply/divide inequalities, as well as inequality equations. She wants to take a college-entry algebra exam in December. Practice is key. We review all the topics we have covered so far for the first half of each session. I can see she is really understanding the material."
"The student worked on the rest of the intercept questions we had from the last session and seemed to have a pretty good grasp of how to solve them. We then talked about him collecting information on inequalities for our next session so that we can really focus on those as an area of opportunity for the exam in December to earn points on test day."
"The student and I continued working on linear equations, introducing the concepts of independent versus dependent variables in functions. We practiced word problems, problems that required calculating the slope and y-intercept when given a pair of points, and questions from the GED prep book. I gave him homework to review today's progress."
"The student and I got off to a great start for our first tutoring session. He mentioned an upcoming exam that he has next Tuesday in algebra and we got started preparing for that. Topics included matrix multiplication, finding determinants/inverses of matrices, and moving onto translation and reflections of graphs. Overall a very successful session."
"Today, we spent part of the time discussing the test he had taken earlier. Additionally, we reviewed the notes and assignment that he was given today. The student needed little assistance with the work, and he completed it all correctly."
"We reviewed for chapter two retake test. We reviewed the required homework that had to be done before the retake. We went over multiple practice problems geared specifically towards his weak areas. He got many of those correct and showed improvement since last session. He had completed the practice problems and homework before I arrived. He is improving and catching up in his algebra class. I feel that he has lots of potential in math and just needs a boost in catching up in class."