Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student is making excellent strides in algebra. Most of what we work on revolves around properties of linear equations. She knows how to distinguish between the three main forms of linear equations- point slope, slope intercept, and standard forms. She is able to convert from one form to another and is adept at the algebra required to do so. We have started a more challenging topic recently, which is reading word problems and being able to make sense of them in order to create linear equations. This requires more out-of-the-box thinking, and I think it is important that she covers a variety of these word problems in order to really solidify her understanding of why we use linear equations in every day situations."
"We went through her homework. I explained how she has to solve each question and check the final answer as well. She was able to use log properties to simplify the functions. I showed her how she has to plug them in to the calculator. We solved almost ten questions. She understood how she has to solve them and she was doing great."
"We had a good session for the first one back after break. We worked on graphing quadratic equations - axis of symmetry, vertex, and points. We also used graphs to find zeroes of functions."
"The student told me she is doing well in class. She said she got a 100% on her last test and feels good about the one they just took. Today, I had her examine several linear equations and real-world scenarios to identify a slope and y-intercept and their meanings within the context of the problem. Then, she solved a few world problems involving linear functions in real-world contexts. Then, I had her choose a relationship to research data on and then graph. We researched the ages of presidents over the years. This was a fun and interesting project. She graphed the results on graph paper, then drew a line of best fit to find the approximate average age of U.S. Presidents."
"During this session, we went over solving questions with fractions. Initially the student was confused as to when to cross multiply and when not to, but she improved as we went over the problems. We looked at various examples from her notes, review sheets, and textbook. Overall this session went well."
"The student has some homework to complete that covered using ratios to solve problems. She was confident about the material and was able to complete the homework with no assistance. After she completed her assignment for the next day, we moved ahead to her next lecture topic, which covers how to use percent. We discussed solving percent problems using a ratio and also using an equation. She worked through her homework that was due the following week and only needed assistance on the first couple of problems in each section."