Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through his homework on finding the solution to a system of equations by graphing. He did very well identifying if the lines were parallel, identical, or intersecting. He had some trouble identifying if a point was a solution to the system, but once we went over it, he had no problem."
"I spent two hours at home working all the homework problems we could not cover in our 1.5 hour one-on-one session. It consisted of 11 pages of work. During the session we covered many variations of the base case quadratic equation y=x^2. Spent considerable time using the student's new graphing calculator to demonstrate these variations."
"We worked on Algebra II and Chemistry today. For Chemistry, we focused on the combined gas law and ideal gas law. In Algebra, we went over how to graph different conic sections such as parabolas, circles, hyperbolas, and ellipses."
"Today, the student solved a problem-solving problem involving logic. Then, she explored transformations of absolute value functions. Next, we reviewed the topics of exponent rules, multiplying polynomials, and factoring polynomials. She did a great job. I hope she has a great first day of school!"
"The student has a summer packet that reviews algebra 1 and tests his accuracy with this material. He is going to take geometry next. We worked together through the first 25 problems. There are 60 problems in total. We agreed to meet tomorrow to continue with the packet. I stressed the importance of checking one's work and checking your work in a way different from how you did the problem. For example, if your answer is x = 6, you can plug 6 back into the algebraic equation to see if your result is correct. I noticed that he was capable of checking his work often in this way, but he hadn't done this originally so he missed problems and he was unaware that he missed the problems. He acknowledged the importance of this method and I think it will really make a difference for him going forward."
"The student and I covered solving systems of equations by graphing and elimination. I brought a worksheet to practice graphing systems of equations and finding the coordinates where the two lines intersect. We also went over questions from her textbook including word problems, to consolidate her understanding and align the practice I brought with problems she is more likely to see in class. We also started going over solving systems of equations via substitution. We will aim to finish systems of equations via substitution and elimination in the next two tutoring sessions. This student is very pleasant to work with! She communicates very openly regarding which concepts she is struggling with and which ones she understands. She demonstrates understanding of solving for variables which is very helpful in reviewing systems of equations. We will continue to work on her algebra skills to prepare optimally for algebra II in the fall."