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 just needs to continue to practice the processes outside of class. We organized some of his school things as well."
"The student worked on problems that he prepared in anticipation of the pre-comp tests due this month. We reviewed ways to find the rectangular coordinates from polar, and vice versa. We then tackled numerous problems handling the complex ideal gas law. The student is good with reasoning and calculations, but he needs to take it one step at a time. That patience will help him avoid simple errors. He believes he has these concepts in hand, and we will review any additional problems he discovers in next week's session."
"The student worked on quadratic equations. We worked on graphing them by finding the y intercept and the axis of symmetry. I also reviewed how to determine if a quadratic equation has a maximum or minimum and how to find it. Further, we practiced sketching the graph of a quadratic (parabola) by creating a table of values and finding points to plot. We also went over how to solve the quadratic by graphing (by looking for where the parabola crosses the x axis). We then reviewed various forms of graphing including gcf, DOTS and tricky trinomials. By practicing several of each kind of problem, the student was fully able to completely factor all problems. We also reviewed how to solve a quadratic by factoring (setting x = 0 and solving for x). It was a lot of material, and again, the student had great notes which we used. She worked very hard to understand all concepts. I believe she will do well on her quiz."
"The student worked on subtraction of whole numbers with decimals. He was required to borrow across decimals. He was able to do well and then check his work by doing inverse operations."
"The student worked on the foundations of base words and suffixes. She also completed two sets of sentences from make up work in the textbook. She completed multiplication facts and word problems, and did excellently. We did some reading aloud to practice fluency. Finally, she went ahead and completed Tuesday's and Thursday's math homework."
"The student worked on the last 4 problems of her homework, 3 of which were dealing with slope-intercept formula. Solving for m and b in the y=mx+b is something that was new for her, so we worked through it together. On the last problem, I was able to show her an example, and she solved the entire thing herself. She even did the explanation on her own."