Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered ways to solve systems of equations, namely elimination, graphing, and substitution. The student was understanding the concepts by the middle of our session and completed questions without prompts in preparation for his exam tomorrow. He was left with practice problems for his exam tomorrow that will cover the same concepts we reviewed during our session today. He is motivated to perform well in his class and will continue to work hard in his algebra course."
"Today we worked out of a new workbook. We covered some word problems, fractions, and worked with equations. The student was excited to learn. We only covered about a 3rd of the workbook, so the remainder of the workbook is his extra practice."
"This is our first session, and we have started working on his homework; the first 10 problem is Simplifying (adding or subtracting) rational algebraic expressions by using least common denominator property in fractions which he has solved all problems. Then we moved into multiply or divide rational expressions by using keep-change-flip(KCF) method for only division. We also went over an order to simplify all polynomials we have factored, and use cross cancel to get a simplest form of the expression. Before we finish our study I have looked over his textbook to discover what topics are done and what topics he will be learning in the following days. To check his understanding I have asked him a few problems in his textbook and he has done them all correctly."
"We covered two sections on logarithms. The first section involved simplifying and evaluating logs. The second section covered the use of properties of logs. She picked up the concepts quickly and made few mistakes. She even got the most difficult problem in the set correct with no help from me."
"The student knows most of the material really well (inequalities; angle relationships; finding the unknown angle of a triangle)."
"The student and I covered step counting, and practice converting step counting into multiplication tables. We did 2's, 3's, and 5's together and will continue with all other digits up through ten in future sessions. She does well with step counting, but needs help understanding how it relates to multiplication (for example, she can count by 3's to get to 9, but needs guidance to get to 3*3=9). I also quizzed her verbally on several topics from the state standards for 2nd grade math, to see which areas she was competent in, and what needed improving. She is doing very well with the addition and subtraction standards. We will cover the standards of money, measurement, and graphs in the future. Her mother and I discussed moving more heavily now into 3rd grade material, namely fractions and multiplications. Our goal is for her to begin memorizing her multiplication times tables. The student was very well focused for this session and was proud of her ability to step count."