Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I went over the review for the final exam. We covered transformations of graphs, inequalities, finding the slope, and sequences. She needed a general review of all of the topics. She was eager to complete each task. I included some strategies and tweaked the strategies that she already knows. We will continue to work on the review for the next session."
"Today, we began reviewing the student's Algebra honors packet. She made it to and finished question 25. We covered the following topics: writing equations in slope intercept form given the slope and 2 points, writing equations in slope intercept form given just points, system of equations, system of inequalities, linear programming, and system of equations with 3 variables. She did an excellent job explaining what she knew and what she was having problems with. I showed her a website that I use to give some students additional practice. I look forward to seeing her again tomorrow to continue our review."
"Today, we continued the work on flowchart proofs. We completed several more challenging examples that required the student to create a flowchart on his own. Another area we've been working on is his use of the diagram. When doing a proof, it makes sense to use the given diagram to label which things are congruent. He sometimes mistakes what should be labeled. We did a lot of problems focusing on the diagramming."
"Today, we continued to work with proportions, ratios, and percentages. We focused mainly on word problem applications."
"Today, we covered functions involving exponential growth and decay, compound and continuous interest, etc. The student displayed a good understanding of how to tackle these problems -- which are essentially "plug and play" formulas that require many of the "tricks" from algebra in order to evaluate accurately. He has improved remarkably with his attitude and understanding concerning math and recently scored a 97 on a math test!"
"Today, we covered input and output relations, how to recognize patterns, how to create basic linear functions (y=mx+b) if all the change-in-x values are the same, how to continue the pattern if the change-in-y values are different (find the difference of the differences), and shortcuts to dividing or multiplying numbers that end in zeros. We are hoping that these cover everything for tomorrow's pop quiz. I think the concepts I covered are a few topics ahead of what will be tested, but knowing these concepts should only make the quiz easier."