Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We looked and worked problems from a recent competition he participated in. He indicated that it was very challenging. The student has another competition this week, so we looked at some more story problems/logical thinking problems to prepare for this. Some new concepts we covered were probability and scientific notation."
"We looked at factoring, which the student is going over in class. I showed him how to factor a quadratic expression in detail. We also looked at the X-box method for factoring. He struggled to remember all of the steps, but the process of factoring is brand new to him, and I'm sure that with more practice, he will soon be able to factor quickly."
"We looked at five homework problems that the student had done. They all involved exponential equations with the variable in the exponent. She had answered each one correctly, but she just wanted confirmation. I had her walk me through how she had solved each one just to be sure that she hadn't gotten the right answer for the wrong reason. She seems to know the material well."
"We looked over homework about graphing lines given an equation and writing an equation given information about a line. We also worked on finding X and Y intercepts. Finally, we reviewed functions and added in domain and range as a means of discussing all possible inputs and outputs. We also touched briefly on scientific notation."
"We looked over several homework questions about exponential functions. We often express these as f(x) = A * r ^ x + c, where r is the rate of change, A is a vertical stretch, and c is the vertical shift."
"We mostly covered graphing of linear equations to solve for intersection points of two straight lines. We learned that the solution to each set of 2 equations shared the same values for the x and y variables at the point of intersection. We also began working on using the "substitution" method for solving for x and y using equations only, without graphing."