Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered division and multiplication of exponents as well as exponential notation. He is still needing some help with dealing with negative exponents; however, he is coming along and is able to understand the material at this quick pace."
"We mostly did review because the student needed help with his fractions as well as ratios and proportions. I mostly helped him with a graph that helped chart distance rate and time. It was a productive session."
"The student had homework with graphing linear equations. These equations asked to graph parallel and perpendicular lines related to their slope. I worked with her through the notes and homework as well as go ahead a bit to get her started for next class."
"The student and I reviewed several concepts for her upcoming test, including solving inequalities, writing interval notation, transforming and solving quadratic functions, and modeling word problems. My explanations and demonstrations seemed to help her immensely."
"We reviewed decimals to thousandths place, rounding, estimation, place value, and writing decimals as fractions and vice-versa. The student is working on pie graphs and line graphs in class, so we can focus on that next session."
"We began with a warm-up of a figure solving for a variable in angles of polynomial measure. Utilizing the idea that two angles along a flat line add to 180 degrees, he was able to set the polynomials equal to each other, solve for "X", and find the angle measures. We then worked through 2 proofs, utilizing a summary of postulates and theorems."
"During our session, I reviewed a practice exam she had worked on and she corrected the mistakes I found. We also reviewed and corrected a homework assignment on quadratic inequalities. There were many problems and a couple topics that needed review. The student has a chapter 3 exam this week so our tutoring session was longer to make sure all topics were reviewed. The biggest thing she needs to be careful of is keeping track of positive and negative signs. I also left her with another practice exam to complete on her own."
"We spoke about quadratic functions in vertex and standard form. We found the x and y intercepts, the vertex, and axis of symmetry for each form. We converted between vertex to standard form."
"The student and I practiced writing equations from graphs, writing, graphing and solving equations from word problems. She still is having some difficulty understanding the concept of writing slope-intercept equations from graphs."
"For our first session we reviewed: Graphing of quadratic functions for a quiz tomorrow. What a function is and its domain, range and x and y intercepts. The student will email me the work sheets they are using in class and upcoming topics prior to our next session on Thursday. The student knows this material pretty well and quickly picked up on the topics that she said she had problems with in the past."
"We continue to cover functions, inverses, and the transformations of functions. The student is understanding this material quite well and I don't feel like there is any concern for his learning and understanding."
"We worked on related rates problems. Most notably the student was very careful to add in derivatives in following with the chain rule. Prompting him with questions like "what do we know?" and "how do we represent that symbolically" helped him figure out what to do with all the information on hand. Given that some of these computations were particularly long, his biggest issue seemed to be keeping the algebra straight, so we also worked on quickly canceling out numbers and plugging in to non-simplified equations. Overall he did a fantastic job."