Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I worked with the student on another one of her review packets. We got through quadratic functions and how you write them in both standard form and vertex form. We also talked about completing the square and using the quadratic formula. The last thing we discussed during the end of our session was how to find the discriminant and what it tells you about the roots. We will meet again tomorrow to go over a few more things before she takes the first half of her final on Thursday."
"The student has a final exam on June 13. We worked on reviewing simplifying radical expressions, expressions with square roots, square root with variable, rationalizing the denominator, and using the conjugate to rationalize a denominator. We also review the Pythagorean theorem. She's not sure exactly what will be on her test, but she wants to be prepared just in case they are on the test."
"The student and I reviewing algebra 1 concepts for next year. We covered classifying monomials, binomials, and trinomials; multiplying and dividing monomials; combining like terms; multiplying monomials and polynomials; adding and subtracting polynomials; and multiplying polynomials by polynomials."
"Today the student and I worked on her final review, covering statistics, linear equations of word problems and functions and graphs. She remembers most of the material very well."
"Today was our final session of the school year, and we decided to continue our review of the material for the student's final exam. He has a great grasp of the material, and just needs to be careful. He has excellent mental math skills as well. Overall, I am confident he will do well. It was a pleasure working with him this school year!"
"The focus of our session on Monday was a reviewing probability concepts. To prepare for the student's probability quiz we worked through a probability worksheet packet given to her by her teacher. The focus of the worksheet was counting problems, permutations, combinations, probability of dependent events and Venn diagrams. The student had the most difficulty with the counting/permutation/combination problems but before I left, I presented an alternate method of attacking these problems that the student seemed more comfortable with. After presenting this method the student was able to solve these problems with ease. We closed the session by beginning to work on the review packet handed out for the final."