Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on algebra 2 problems. The concepts we covered include writing equations for direct and inverse variation, factoring, simplifying expressions, adding/ subtracting/ multiplying/ dividing expressions with variables, finding excluded values, finding horizontal/ vertical asymptotes and holes, quadratic formula, ratios, arithmetic and geometric sequences, predicting the terms of a sequence, explicit and recursive formulas, and converging/ diverging sequences."
"The student and I went over proportions, ratios, and compounding interest using skills in cross-multiplying, inequalities, mental math, long division and multiplication, and order of operations. He did very well. I would not say he struggled with anything, however with practice he will begin to recognize questions and react faster with the most timely and effective methods. He has good number sense and great mental math. I recommended that he work on chapter 7 so that we can tackle problem areas during our next session. I look forward to working with him again this Saturday."
"Went over her plans for how to accomplish her Calc AB final project. She wrote a music video with lyrics describing how limits are defined, solved, and their application to daily life. She has a much better grasp of the calculus concepts and also scored well on her previous makeup quiz. She has made some pretty solid improvement since we last had a session."
"We covered circumference, ratios, and mean median and mode. The student was only struggling with checking over her answers on simple math problems. I included the strategy of double checking her work. I know she will do great on her test on Friday!"
"The student and I covered probability of independent and dependent events. The goal of the session was to prepare him for his final exam, which covers this material from the past two weeks. We focused on understanding what his answers meant with regards to the example, and how to solve word problems. He struggled the most with understanding the differences between dependent and independent events. We spent most of the session discussing this, and I left him with online videos to watch for review. I asked him to watch these videos the same night as our session, since his exam is tomorrow. He was eager to learn and excited about his progression in his class!"
"We covered quadratic equations, mean, median, mode, simplifying equations, and parabolas. The student needed help with quadratics. He was very involved and energized to run through the material. We discussed better strategies to break down complex quadratics into simpler formulas and better strategies to run through the examples step by step. He was able to soon start completing simple quadratic equations and completing the square questions by himself."