Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we continued the Algebra sample test we started last time. We hit a major road block when it came to graphing inequalities/graphing in general and testing whether something is a function or not. What we decided together was to have the student continue the sample test for Algebra (elementary-equivalent of Algebra I). If she feels that graphing is the only road block, she will learn it through working with me and online videos. How far she continues to work with me will depend on how comfortable she feels about the material remaining on the sample test."
"Today was our last session for the school year. We finished her work in 15 minutes, and then I decided to start testing her on some of the Geometry concepts that will be covered next year, since her old school taught a lot of Geometry. Her old school was completely in French, and taught the French method though, so there are some concepts she gets perfectly, such as volumes and the Pythagorean theorem, and then some concepts that she's never heard of before, such as two-column proofs. It will be interesting to see what they do with it next year."
"We continued to work on a review sheet that encompasses all the lessons learned throughout the semester."
"It was her first day of school. We spent the first part of the session on the student's geometry homework which was pretty light and just involved some general thinking exercises to help the students start thinking about geometry. Then, we went ahead with her algebra course."
"We started by going over the homework the student had done prior to the session. We addressed questions he had about graphing and solving equations. We then spent the bulk of the session first completing chapter 3 before then going into parts of chapter 4, which introduced matrices. I finally assigned him some work to review the sections that we had covered during the section."
"Today we went over unfoiling, grouping and unfoiling, and factoring binomials. The student was struggling most with understanding the meaning behind unfoiling and why we used the two factors in the parenthesis. She was determined to unfoil correctly before the session ended which she did. I showed her how to use the "X" to find the factors more easily."