Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through several topics that are going to be on a test she is having later this week. This included solving equations and inequalities with absolute values, graphing ordered pairs with relations and functions, vocabulary, and solving open sentences with two variables. She was able to do the first few topics well and also knew her vocabulary when asked. She was a little less sure about the open sentences but that is material that her class started today. We also went over a few questions from her most recent test. She still needs to work on checking her own work but she does understand what she did wrong on that test. She also seemed more relaxed and confident this session."
"I met with the first student and did homework with him. We went over how to write equations for lines, solve a system of two equations, and other problems. I worked with the second student on acute, right, and obtuse angles."
"The student and I reviewed numerous topics: writing positive exponents and moving them between the numerator and denominator, collecting like terms, and comparing the ideal cases of lines, parabolas, and exponentials. We also discussed these terms using real-world scenarios, including why it's extremely difficult to fold a piece of paper seven times, population growth/decay and business finance."
"The student and I went through his standardized practice problems in order to study for his end of course test. He needed help understanding/reviewing domain and range of functions, how to solve linear equations, how to solve systems of linear equations, and how to solve algebraic word problems. I encouraged him to finish the rest of the test by the next time we meet, so that we can have more time to look at the particular problems he doesn't know how to do."
"We covered the student's homework today, which was on functions and sets. Some of the material was review from piece-wise functions. She did great and I further explained what makes a set a function. It all depends on the vertical line test, or a value of x must have only one value for y."
"The student and I had an excellent tutoring session. We went over experimental probability and all of its different components. The examples were real life based and we came up with a process to figure out probability with one specific amount and then figure out the probability if that amount is increased. We then progressed to using the graphing calculator to give us results of an experiment of finding out probabilities. The next sessions will deal with theoretical probability, permutations, and combinations."