Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished going over polynomials, talked about factoring, foiling, graphing, and finding minimums as well as maximums and intervals of increasing/decreasing and prepared him for his quiz. He had extra problems to look over that I sent him."
"Today was our second session and we continued to review the student's Problem of the Week from last week. Since his teacher gave him several suggestions on how to improve the POW last week and he missed a few days of school then, we went over the revisions together. I think he needed help the most with understanding some of his teacher's comments on the process of rotating the triangle, and he communicated that to her via e-mail. At the end of the session, I suggested that he keep a list of all the topics/ problem areas covered from this week so we can have a more effective session next time. He will e-mail me any assignments or specific topics he would like to review the day before our session next week."
"The student and I reviewed some of the topics we covered last week. We then went through an assignment involving entirely of area squares/FOILing. We worked on some of the pattern recognizing involved in making trial and error (and factoring in general) much easier. We also went through an introduction of "Completing The Square.""
"In today's session, I identified the areas on which the student and I will focus our sessions. The student needs to review probability, conversion of fractions to decimals to percents, and vice versa. She needs more practice on percentage problems involving commission and setting up algebraic equations. She also needs to learn geometry such as area and circumference of a circle. We will focus on these in our future sessions."
"The student is covering multiplying and dividing algebraic fractions. He is doing much better with determining when he should find the greatest common factor and use the difference of squares. He also does very well with trinomials."
"We went over homework problems that the student had gotten stuck on. I taught her how to calculate vertical and horizontal asymptotes. I encouraged her to use desmos to graph problems to help find minima and maxima as well as intercepts. She said she's confused about limits, so we'll go over those next time we meet."