Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He had a worksheet on finding square roots of both numbers and variables. Although his professor had allowed calculators, we worked on methods to find the answers without the calculator because this is an integral skill for future math courses."
"We worked through her packet on rational expressions, inverse equations, factoring, and x-intercepts of parabolic functions. With a little review she is able to grasp the material and apply her knowledge to challenging problems."
"Both students had finals to review for. In the first student's case, she had a review assignment covering exponents and radicals which we went through. We also covered graphing. She was having some trouble with standard form but seems to have figured it out. The second student had a large packet reviewing everything - factoring, exponents, radicals, adding expressions, etc. Overall she did quite well with everything and remembered the material."
"It was so nice to meet the student today! She was smiling and positive from the start. :-) We completed 2 online quizzes (factoring and solving quadratics) and began quadratics worksheet (solving by factoring & quadratic formula). Looking forward to next sessions before test and final! :-)"
"We covered logarithm, absolute value equations and inequalities, and factoring quadratics. Specifically, we covered the power property, the product property, the quotient property, how the logarithm is the inverse operation of exponentiation, how equations and inequalities with absolute values in them often have more than one solution, how to factor a quadratic trinomial, and how to factor a quadratic binomial of the form (a^2)-(b^2). I asked her to review the algebra topics she's covered this semester and to pick out any topics that she didn't fully comprehend for us to go over next time. And this week she took a quiz where she scored 91 out of a 100."
"He had completed his homework in school today, so we took the opportunity to review his math notes from the past few days and look ahead to tomorrow. He has been analyzing data sets and displays of data. The unit began with mean, median, mode, and range, which we discussed last week. This week has been focused on histograms and box plots, both making them and answering questions about them. He was a bit confused with the box plot, so we practiced making one so he could see where each part came from in the data set. We then practiced answering questions about how to best display data for a given situation, and comparing displays for given situations. To close the lesson, I asked him to find the median of a set of data."
"English: researched articles to serve as supporting documentation for a project. Reviewed research techniques. Algebra II: Studied for a test on factorization/polynomials. Overview of chapter seven."
"Her teacher gave her homework for the standardized assessment. The worksheet had problems related to arithmetic and geometric sequences. She also had a few quizzes that we went over. She is making good progress. After we go over each problem, we review the steps for the solution, so that she can solve them without any assistance. I gave her two websites that post old practice tests, for extra review if needed."
"We went over more problems involving radicals, focused mainly on multiplying and simplifying. He knew the process for most of the problems. I advised him to look more carefully at each step of the problem to make those little mistakes less often."
"The student and I covered practice problems that dealt with the relationship among the functions sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant of angles. This included knowing whether a function of an angle in a particular quadrant had a negative or positive sign. We covered how to find the reference angle for the trigonometric function of an angle where the angle was not between 0 and 90 degrees. She was able to understand these concepts. She will do well on her quiz."
"The student brought a book for Algebra 2 review. We did ten problems on a mix of topics. I spent time explaining the logarithmic concepts. The rest of the questions he did okay on."
"The student and I began studying for his final exam in two weeks. He was a great student. You have to make math fun! ^_^ Good job today!"