Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over his new unit in math with a heavy emphasis on vocabulary: monomials, polynomial, binomials, trinomials, the degree of each, perfect square trinomials, factoring, etc."
"The student's class has been preparing for the assessment testing all week. Everyone in the class took a diagnostic test to see what information from the assessment they need to cover and were assigned problems based on the results. We worked on these problems on the computer. There were open response, so we had to type in the answer. We worked on a variety of problems, including what is and isn't a function, graphing functions and inequalities, foiling and reducing quadratics, solving for a variable in an equation, and reducing exponents."
"The student and I covered: independent, dependent, inclusive, and mutually exclusive variables as related to calculating probability."
"The student and I worked on a current assignment dealing with systems of inequalities. The trickiest one involved trying to make the grid we were given into something that could handle the dimensions needed for the two lines. At some point next week she will get to take the chapter 7 test that she missed last Thursday."
"During this time of final exams, the student is preparing. Her final exam will cover Chapters 1 - 5 of her textbook. We worked on Chapter 3's Review, and I checked the answers to the Chapter 2 Review exercises that she had completed. These covered solving equations; Chapter 3 covered graphing ordered pairs, identifying the location for ordered pairs on the coordinate grid, solving equations with a variable on each side, and multi-step equations. Chapter 3 also included solving and graphing inequalities. She was having difficulty combining like terms when solving equations. After several practice problems, I left feeling confident that she had corrected her mistakes and mastered solving equations and inequalities."
"We continued working on inequalities today. First, we completed practice problems for solving inequalities (multi-step). We then moved on to real world examples of inequalities. The student wrote inequalities for given scenarios and then solved them. She caught on quickly and was able to solve problems with minimal support."