Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on an absolute value graph transformations homework based on vertical/horizontal movements and vertical stretches/shrinks. At the start it was a bit of a rough go as we needed time to get used to the formatting of the equations, but once the homework went on, he became used to and very proficient at realizing the nuances and tricks to figuring out how the graphs were transformed. We also covered two older quizzes that he had taken and went over the questions that he had gotten wrong. Most mistakes were minor ones that could be eliminated by reading the question carefully, or placing a negative sign in the correct place. Any questions or concerns during the course of the week in class will be brought to the next lesson."
"The student and I discussed her timed fractions test from Friday, and she reported that she finished the test in the allotted time. Today we focused on ratios and proportions and discussed the importance of labeling numbers and showing your work step-by-step when performing cross-multiplication. By the end of the session, she appeared to feel more comfortable with word problems involving ratios and was answering problems independently."
"We reviewed the function transformation again and I asked her to solve several questions for me. She is doing good but she needs to do her part and practice more at home. We covered domain and range."
"The student has an exam tomorrow so we did a full review of his study guide. We also went over additional problems from other resources. He said that he feels more prepared for this exam compared to the previous one."
"The student has standardized testing this week, so she didn't have any current homework to work on. Instead, we went over the basics (multiplication and division flashcards--which she has no problem with) and some practice word problems."
"The student and I first worked on her geometry homework, which covered number lines and required her to use algebra to solve for the length of congruent lines. She did well with this assignment. We next worked on her science assignment, which required her to summarize the scientific method/process. We outlined the article given to her by her teacher, and she assembled this outline into an essay."
"When we met, the student was a few hours away from taking an exam. We worked on some more factoring to find the roots of a polynomial. Eventually there were word problems that tied this process into solving for the time between when an object was dropped from the top of a large structure and the time it was at a certain height. There was also some more practice at factoring using the difference of squares."
"The student and I went over material for her test the following day. She had some questions specifically regarding the law of cosines, ambiguous cases of the law of sines, SSA triangles, and finding the area of irregular/unique triangles. We redid some of the homework problems she had previously gotten wrong to reinforce the concepts I clarified."
"We did dividing and multiplying positive and negative integers. We also worked with fractions. I noticed he was not changing mixed numbers to irrational fractions before multiplying. Once I identified his mistake, he was able to correct it in future problems. We completed online homework from the school system."
"We went over his grades test. He did well and knew how to handle every problem. The student only made computational mistake that brought his grade slightly down. After we went over the problems he had questions on, we worked on solving and graphing inequalities. He understood the new concepts of inequalities with no issue, and was able to practice with systems of inequalities."
"We covered the student's recently returned algebra unit quiz and unit test and specifically practiced writing expressions and algebraic equations when given word problems or variable values. I am giving her extra practice with these math skills in the upcoming session."
"The student and I covered some difficult homework problems. Given a function y=f(x) and some geometric parameters solve for the area of the geometric figure in terms of x. I was able to explain the steps and reasoning to her, which she understood. The problems would then elaborate and ask to find the minimum and maximum of the graph. I was able to show her which function they were specifically asking her to graph and where to look for the maximum/minimum. She showed me her last quiz, which she received and A in!"