Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student one: We worked mostly on solving two-step algebraic equations. Despite struggling on one-step equations the night before, he did MUCH better with this, but still struggled with paying attention to signs and operations. We worked on part of his extra credit assignment, did quiz corrections and finished his homework. Student two: We reviewed a quiz on light and the electromagnetic spectrum, checking for understanding. Much of her difficulty was merely due to not understanding the terminology, but once she knew the definitions for things in the question, she was able to re-answer the question she had missed accurately."
"The concepts that we covered today were PSAT algebra and PSAT arithmetic problems. The student was willing to learn and seemed interested in the material that was reviewed. We practiced how to pick out important pieces of information in a word problem. I did not leave the student with any extra practice. I feel that the student is making good progress overall in understanding the material."
"The concepts we addressed were multiplication with two numbers, number sense, and problem solving. The student's attitude was positive. I taught her the new concept of multiplying with two bottom numbers, and thinking critically to problem solve. For homework, she will complete practice problems."
"The concepts we covered included equations, addition and subtraction of integers, and decimals. The student is doing great in school, but needs to improve test and quizzes. With study strategies I will be teaching her, I believe she will do great this school year!"
"The concepts we covered today included mapping and graphing both coordinate pairs as well as equations to determine whether or not they are functions. Example: Do these coordinate pairs represent a function? [(6,7)(6,8)(6,9)] While this is not a function of x, it is a function of y (x=6 is a function of y). The student's online homework platform was not specific; however, and was only asking if that was a function of x. We also went over evaluating functions. Example: f(x)=-x?+3x evaluate for (x+2), so -(x+2)?+3(x+2) = -(x?+4x+4)+3x+6 = -x?-4x-4+3x+6 = -x?-x+2, etc. This student is doing well understanding the concepts, but I showed her where to be very careful in evaluating functions where there are negative variables, or where there are negative values to be substituted in. The student has homework from their class as practice before our next session."
"The concepts we covered today were changing fractions into decimals, and ratios. We practiced solving equations generated by ratios. The student's attitude toward the material was positive."