Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was our last meeting before the student's final. We did quite a few review problems, several involving heavy usage of the standard form for parabolas and some good practice with logarithms, completing the square, rationalizing a denominator, finding an LCD, and domain theory. We even had a "horizontal line test" question!"
"We went over quadratic equations, the parts of the equation, and its various forms today. We then went over how to use the standard and vertex forms of the equation in order to identify various parts of the parabola. Finally, we talked about the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations."
"We covered direct variations today. The student's definitely improving in her process and her assessment scores are reflecting that. If she does make errors she notices them herself and immediately corrects them."
"The student is taking a practice exam this week as his final for the semester. We went over two pages of free response practice questions for most of the time and also looked over some multiple choice practice towards the end. He did a very good job, remembers the material very well, also got a 94 on his test last week!"
"We continued preparing for the student's final exam during this session. Last session, we got through most of her review packet; Today, we finished that packet. Overall, she seemed generally comfortable with chapters 1-7. She will be taking her final today and we will resume tutoring as needed next semester."
"The student stated that he should be getting his grade for the two day test that he took back in November at some point this week. He was taught the distributive property with one or more variables inside the parentheses today. He worked on a skill sheet entitled 'Winter Fun' which consisted of subtraction, prime factorization, multiplication, fractions, and ordering money amounts from least to greatest. We then covered division equations with one variable and word problems as well. Overall he did very well in completing the skill sheet."
"The student and I completed her study guide and reviewed previous tests in preparation for her semester test on Tuesday. We practiced word problems and reviewed general test taking strategies as well. She has a good grasp on rates, proportions, percentages, and setting up and solving basic algebraic equations."
"The student has finals in Global History and Geometry on Wednesday, and we are going to use this session and the next session to prepare for them. He is currently carrying a B- in both classes and received an 83 on his research paper. To prepare for his geometry final we reviewed several proofs covering triangles, which he excelled at completing. o prepare for his global history final, he will become familiar with the information covered in each unit to get ready for the multiple choice portion of the exam. We will be covering each of the essential questions from the 4 units this semester to prepare him for the essay portion which will make up the majority of the points on the final."
"We went over a review sheet given to the student by her teacher. The sheet had problems of various types including ones such as optimizations, elasticity of demand, area between curves, derivatives using product and quotient rules, etc. She wanted help the most with translating pictures into formulas. She still has the review sheet to do, and I will be sending over some limits for her to work on as well."
"I had her take the unit quiz, and she got a perfect 13/13 score. She is improving. She has also picked up on the test-taking strategy of using the choices in multiple choice questions to guide her solution, eliminating choices quickly before even writing anything down, and using her intuition to predict where her solution might land."
"We continued working on the review packet for his final next Wednesday. The material that we covered included basic matrix operations, determinants, solving systems of equations, and classifying systems of equations based on independence and consistency. We also reviewed several example problems that involved writing systems of equations or inequalities then solving them to determine the correct solution sets. The last part of the session included problems graphing systems of inequalities on coordinate planes."
"The student was working on solving equations with rational coefficients before parentheses. He was able to solve all the equations correctly. He did best when he used the distributive property as opposed to dividing through the equation to remove the coefficient."