Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through chapter 9 in his textbook - solving systems of equations. We started with systems of 2 linear equations, and moved into systems of linear and quadratic and systems of 2 quadratic equations. He understood the concept very well, but he still needs practice executing the process of solving. He showed improvement through the session and we will focus more on this in our next session."
"The student and I covered simplifying radicals, completing the square, solving quadratic equations, and linear inequalities in preparation for part 2 of his final exam."
"Today we just went over everything from our last session before the final exam; I have a feeling she'll do really well. It was great working with the student!"
"First the student did her Spanish homework. We spent the majority of the session working on math though. First we did a lot of practice problems (and she did her homework) covering inequalities and how to solve and manipulate inequalities. By the end of the session she was doing really well with these problems. We also did a few geometry practice problems, and spent some time reviewing the different forms of lines, and how to form parallel and perpendicular lines in preparation for her math test tomorrow. We also talked about a game plan for the rest of the semester. She has final exams coming up in around 3 weeks, and said that she will need the most help in Spanish and math, as these are also the courses that she most needs to raise her grades in."
"The student and I went over parabolas today. I showed her that there are 2 formulas for the parabola depending on whether it opens up/down or left/right. We explored the relationship between p, the vertex, and the directrix/focus."
"The student and I continued working on graphs. We did practice problems from his book that required him to take various forms of information (graphs, equations, tables) and manipulate them into other forms. For instance, I taught him how to rearrange equations in order to put them in standard y=mx + b form and then use the equation to draw graph. I showed him how to take a table of numerical data and write it as an equation, and then graph that equation. He is doing quite well and I'm glad to see him grasp the concepts much more easily than he has with others."