Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met with the student Nov. 16 from 10:00 - 11:30 am. We started with a diagnostic review of whole number and fraction operations. We spent the rest of the session practicing long division using a workbook I had on hand. I shared the strategy of multiplying by nines. I left him a few division problems to practice before our next session. His attitude was great. He's so anxious to learn!"
"We worked on point slope form today. That was the student's homework. I did his homework separately while he was working on it as well. When he finished, I checked my answers with his. Then, we marked the ones that were incorrect. I told him why they were wrong, and we fixed them. When he finished fixing them, I made up new problems for him to do that were similar to the ones that he missed. I did this for two reasons--he could get extra practice, and since I told him how to do "x" problems, he needed to do "x" problems by himself to get some more practice."
"The student had a worksheet to complete that covered the topic of systems of equations. We reviewed how to solve a system of equations using the substitution and elimination methods as well as by graphing the equations. Also, we reviewed how to write a system of equations based off of a word problem. She seems to have a good understanding of this material. In the future, if the student is able to send me the topic she'd like to review beforehand, I can upload practice problems to help challenge her and ensure she has a comprehensive understanding of the material. I look forward to working with her again!"
"We covered concepts of graphing. We looked at tables and plotted graphs, and we looked at graphs and writing the equation that describes it. We also looked at sequences and series again. The student did well, but he still can get mixed up on the formulas of arithmetic and geometric series. I wrote them down for him again, and hopefully, he can begin to memorize them. I left him with a few worksheet problems, including one challenging one on interest compounded monthly."
"We worked on problems from a previous algebra test. Specific topics worked on included exponential growth/ decay, equations for a line with slope and y-intercept, and using substitution to solve two simultaneous equations."
"In our session today, the student and I covered more complex inequalities. We worked out how to isolate a variable on its own and show an inequality to that variable. At first, we were getting real numbers, but as it got more advanced, we started dealing with expressions as inequalities. At the end, we dealt with a number of word problems. The toughest hurdle for these types of problems is writing the expression. We worked through this for a large part of the session, and I had him show me in a step-by-step process how to do it himself in the end."