Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, the student and I worked on properties of exponents, simplifying expressions with rational exponents and simplifying radical expressions. We completed her assignment on properties of exponents which included multiplying, dividing and raising a power to a power rules (including negative exponents). She did really well with those topics. I introduced her to simplifying expressions with rational exponents. She was able to grasp this concept easily and did really well with completing the assignment. I then introduce simplifying radical expressions with various roots. Once again, she comprehended the process extremely well and was able to complete the assignment that she was given on that topic as well. I'm very proud of her progress thus far."
"I covered the concepts of graphing. The student was struggling the most with plot graphs. The student wanted to learn the material. I did include strategies in this session. I did not leave the student with any extra practice. I did not see any scores, but the student reported that she did not do as well on assignments or exams this week. The student has seen that tutoring three times a week is better than once a week for her."
"I covered the following concepts during the session: Algebra: Order of operations and solving for a variable. Reading: Reading Comprehension and spelling. Writing: Continue creative writing piece. Math: We continued working on solving for a variable and using order of operations. The student was able to remember the PEMDAS rule and use it to work out some practice problems. I emphasized using the inverse operation to solve for the unknown. For reading, he continued working on his comprehension. In addition, I had him work on his spelling skills by asking him to spell certain words from a passage he read. He struggled a bit on his spelling. For writing, he continued working on his creative writing piece. He will continue to work on coming up with more ideas."
"I enjoyed working with the student. We worked on solving inequalities on a number line. He told me he was not understanding the difference between "AND" and "OR" for two inequalities. After I showed him some techniques, he reported he understood it far better. My concern was that he had done all the practice sheets we had to work with. In the future, it would be helpful if he had additional problems from a book or online sources we could use, and I will also look for some additional material myself. He also has the tendency to become unfocused and distracted easily, and I will work with him to make sure he stays on task since we want him to get the most out of his lessons."
"I gave him a set of practice problems online, where he can click to see answers after he solves each one. I also urged him to take notes when the teacher talks about problem-solving techniques, rather than relying on information in handouts and textbook. Today, we worked on inequalities, graphing linear inequalities, and graphing linear equations."
"I had reviewed the teacher's class notes over the last week which were online, in preparation for the tutoring session. We reviewed the parallel/transverse lines postulate/theorems and went over the homework. The student had not had time to work through the Geometry problems I left the previous week. This weekend, I will email additional problems/proofs and also work the problems out in detail so that she is able to check her work more efficiently. We will meet again."