Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For Algebra 2 we spoke about composition of functions, function notation. For Physics we spoke about 1-d motion for both horizontal and vertical motion. We went over problems from her test and upcoming homework."
"During our second session, I spent half the session helping the student prepare and organize for her first Biology test and the other half of the session understanding a concept in Algebra 2. For Biology, my main concern was that she had her notes organized in such a way that she would know the important vocabulary as well as important concepts. She had to: * identify and explain the characteristics of life * identify the steps of the Scientific Method * explain strategies used in the classification of living things * identify the controlled and independent variable in a Scientific experiment For Algebra 2, she was very confused in the process of solving of absolute value inequalities. After our session in the Math study time of our session, she stepped through several types of absolute value inequality problems and became much more confident in how to identify and solve these types of problems."
"Today the student and I covered series, summations and number patterns. We talked about methods for coming up with the nth term in a series. I left her with the assignment of practicing a few problems that we covered during the session to make sure she is comfortable for the quiz."
"Today, we reviewed the material that had been on her test from yesterday, as well as began the unit that she will be starting tomorrow: systems of equations. After reviewing the material from the test, it was clear that she had a firm grasp of it, and she needed little assistance in learning how to set up and solve systems of equations as well. I left her with the sheets of paper used to write out some of the problems in her book, which also included some questions that she could work over again if she chose to. Overall, she shows tremendous motivation and comprehends the topics well once she has had them explained to her satisfactorily."
"The student and I worked on her unit project on algebraic equations. We completed all of those problems and placed it on a poster board. In addition, I took a look at her homework which was on solving inequalities. Most of them were correct with the exception of the problem where she had to set up her own equation. I explained to her that you have to first identity a variable for these and then decide which inequality you will need."
"We covered some problems that involved converse, inverse, contrapositive logic development word problems. I did not see the previous two quizzes we prepared for but he informed me that he made 100 on both. He was having trouble with grasping the definitions of the vocabulary. We learned how to utilize definitions outside of the textbook and examples on line."
"Went over regression and correlation. The student needed help understanding the concept of correlation, how to calculate it, and how to interpret it. After a quick run down of the topic, he had little trouble going through the practice problems. Has a quiz on Friday."
"Today, the student and I have done another section on probabilities. Similar to what we've done last week, we performed extra problems for him to understand the work. He did well on the last homework and double check a few of the problems he might of had trouble with. The student seems like he knows what he's doing as long as I'm guiding him. As of now, there's no concern about him and his comprehension on the subject."
"Covered - multiplication using known facts to find unknown facts; and multiplying by 10, 11, and 12. Practice multiplying by using breaking apart to help find the product. The student completed all her practice sheets with an 85% score."
"We went over the student's state assessment test scores from last school year. We will be working through some of the areas that she struggled with in our sessions through out with school year. We worked on word problems with adding and subtracting money. We also did some practice on improper factions and mixed numbers."
"Today we worked more problems involving partial fraction decomposition. He understands how to take it apart, but integrating once we put the numerators in is more difficult. Right now we are covering problems involving arctan which is definitely a harder formula. He probably will only need to know the simpler iterations of this concept for a test, with these harder problems just showing up on the homework."
"This week, the student is starting to learn about algebraic functions. Tonight's work consisted of a worksheet that practiced different aspects of functions, such as writing a function from a word problem, identifying reasonable domains and ranges for functions, and solving functions. The student did very well with the work and completed the majority of the problems independently and correctly."