Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In our last session, The student and I went over parent functions and transformations. We identified the 7 parent functions and how to shift them and scale them. We also covered several forms of factoring and solving equalities, including: completing the square and the quadratic equation. Also during this session, we began to go over review for his algebra assessment test, which is coming up in a few months. I encouraged him to keep doing practice problems to strengthen his problem solving abilities."
"We had an early session for this week to review for his exam this Wednesday. We covered polynomial factoring including cubic equations, simplifying rational expressions and solving inequalities."
"In this session, the student and I went over material for his upcoming test on factoring and graphing quadratics. He has gotten very quick with factoring and knows how to check to make sure his answers are correct. He has a little trouble when it comes to applying his factoring skills to solve problems, such as in word problems and graphing. I guided him through a few graphing problems which we were able to complete together. We will meet once more before his test, so I told him to focus on practicing his graphing for our next session since he's got a great handle on all of the other material in this unit."
"We went over the algebra study guide that the student had for her final that is coming up on Friday, and covered some trigonometry and statistic topics."
"The student and I completed a second unit of arithmetic sequences. It was a topic that the student grasped pretty easily, and--in my opinion--it should not prove too challenging when he sees it on a test. Today, we reviewed material that the student saw in the fall, literally content from Chapter One of his textbook. It was, however, useful. We talked about study methods and did practice problems on equations that demanded careful algebraic calculations. This work included absolute value expressions and inequalities. While the questions were not particularly challenging, the work proved useful as a review exercise. In anticipation of the exam in a few weeks, we will proceed as we did today--starting at the beginning and gradually moving forward through the book."
"The student is making progress. She seems optimistic about her exam and abilities. I saw her make great progress today from when we started meeting, specifically on exponents. We'll do the same for word problems that require her to use the information to write equations. She has several practice packets to work on."