Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked hard on trig for the session, requiring only a little direction at the beginning to refresh his memory of the process. He struggled a bit with identifying trig inverses but progressed as the session continued. He just needs to continue to practice the processes outside of class."
"The student's class is starting to learn about how to find the maximums and minimums of functions. We went over his homework and discussed the test he has later this week."
"The student's class was given an assignment on synthetic division, factoring, and solving for the roots of polynomial functions. Usually she is already well versed in the material when I meet with her, and today was no exception. She flew through most of the problems, only needing clarification on determining what kind of roots a function can have. Some of the problems were very tedious, but she did a fantastic job organizing her work on her paper, showing each operation step-by-step. The assignment was in preparation for an upcoming test in her algebra class, and this material will show up again on her final exam. Next week, we will begin working through her study guide for the final, covering all topics she's covered this semester."
"The student's class was in the middle of learning probability. I did probability problems with her from the learning tools site, and she excelled at them. Because she mastered the concept, we also did pre-algebra questions on solving equations, order of operations, and classifying numbers. She did a great job!"
"The student's course is getting into the application of algebra in business. These problems were all word problems, and the majority dealt with supply and demand. We worked on using the skills from the general algebra work to find the formulas for the supply and the demand curves. From there, we found the equilibrium points. The next set of questions asked us to identify surpluses and shortages. She was able to work through these questions with minimal assistance."
"The student's dad showed me some worksheets he completed in school. He earned an "A" on his word problem worksheet. His grade is an improvement. He is starting to learn about fractions in school. During our session, we practiced drawing pictures to represent fractions. Then, we used pictures to model fraction addition with like denominators. He showed an understanding of the concept. I introduced him to number lines as a method to compare fractions. He was unfamiliar with the concept but, after practicing, he was able to compare fractions with unlike denominators. We will continue reviewing fractions in upcoming sessions."