Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered homework problems all under the section of absolute values. While going through each problem I demonstrated ways to check that answers were correct, including plugging values back into the original equation or graphing multiple equations on an app. He asked the most about absolute value inequalities but knew the process well by the end"
"We went over old exams to help her prepare for her finals. We went over simplifying equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, algebraic and geometric series, and solving/graphing conics (hyperbolas, parabolas, and ellipses)."
"We went through the student's probability review worksheet. She did great and only had a few questions. We also started her final review and went over angle geometry. Quite a bit of review is needed but I think with her class time review and our sessions she will do well on the final."
"We reviewed material for the final. Multiplying and dividing imaginary numbers, distribution of powers and roots, and solving equations involving roots. Finding the domain of functions with quotients. Word problems including compound interest, rate and time, and number problems. The student did very well and will be prepared for her final tomorrow."
"The student had a review packet, and so we went through all of the questions that she had. Although she understood well most of the material, she did need help with logarithmic/exponential functions and their graphs as well as sums and nth terms of sequences, binomial probability, Pascal's triangle binomial functions and finding vertical/horizontal asymptotes of rational functions. With these thing, I just showed her an example or so, and she was able to do additional examples with little to no help."
"Reviewed homework from the previous session. Worked on basic addition, subtraction, number order and word problems. I also gave the student 10 spelling words at the first grade level. Additionally, a reading fluency test was given. We will review sight words at our next session."
"The student wanted to go over some of the concepts of all of algebra 2 as he starts preparing for his final. We covered binomials, law of cosines, interpreting word problems to learn how to set up equations and solve accordingly, and we also covered the special properties of 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles. Overall, he seemed to do pretty well. Once he sets up the equation correctly and applies the right concept, he actually does very well with his math to get the right answer."
"The student and I reviewed the other practice final exam that was given to prepare him for his exam next week. We also reviewed the basic formulas for arithmetic and geometric series. He is able to apply the formulas well. Lastly, we briefly reviewed the Law of Sines and Cosines. The hardest part was using these laws in combination to analyze shapes constructed of one or more triangles. Toward the end of the session we also started reviewing geometry. We discussed the most important formulas and the necessity of memorizing them as soon as possible, little by little."
"The student and I went over math homework again this evening and also discussed the concerns he had about assignments. His assignments that were due have been turned in on time and are in need of grading by his teacher."
"Today we worked through a graphing practice set. We found parent formulas of functions, graphed functions with multiple shifts, and found inverse functions. The student worked very well through the set and showed increased speed in the mental math concepts as the session progressed."
"Today the student and I worked on some statistics packages that we printed off the school website, and during the second of the session we reviewed a bit for the upcoming quiz he has Thursday of next week. Again, I encouraged him to do an additional half hour of practice when I wasn't around and I hope he heeds my advice since it'll help his study habits in the long run."
"Since the student's final is a week from Tuesday, today was her last day with new material (the next week will be review only). This new material was our focus today. The topic was on probability, including word problems, combinations and permutations, and binomial expansion. We talked about the differences between the two combination problems, and completed several problems for each case. Since these were the student's last few packets of new notes, our next session(s) will simply be review. All in all, I think the student should be ready for her final the week after next!"