Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through her homework assignments for this week, which were on completing the square and the quadratic formula. She didn't really have any problems with the topics themselves, just needed a little bit of clarification on a few steps. I think she is well prepared for the quiz on the subject."
"The student and I went through her math review. She continues to require more in the way of occasional nods than actual tutoring. There are weak spots, like every now and then her errors belie a lack of fundamental logic, but they hardly slow her down. She is doing good work and should finish the semester strong. We will continue to work on the few mistakes she makes."
"The student and I went through her review packet and completed the problems that gave her the most problems for the first hour of the session. We spent the last half hour discussing colleges and universities for the future as well as planning our next session for the 6th."
"The student and I went through her take-home quiz. I helped her review evaluating expressions using PEMDAS. I also helped her evaluate expressions given the specific values for each variable included in the expression. Them, we worked on problems where we had to order fractions and decimals. We went through how to change a decimal into a fraction and how to compare those values in order to graph them on a number line from least to greatest. Lastly, we went over a word problem that involved how to find out where a football team lands on the number line when they lost yardage on two consecutive downs. It was a pleasure working with her!"
"The student and I went through his problem set that covered a lot of information on dilutions and finding dilation factors. He still has a bit of trouble starting with the equation and then plugging in the values, as he does with the Pythagorean theorem, but we worked on both of these equations. By the end of the session, he got used to plugging in values more regularly from the base equation. We will have to work more on that so that it becomes his first instinct without having to look too much at the problem. I think he's getting used to doing math, but he really has to work on some of the memorization of squares and square roots, as well as other basic operations so that he takes less time thinking about them and more about the problem he is solving."
"The student and I went through how to draw basic force diagrams for physics. We then reviewed her math in preparation for her test. We covered manipulating parent functions, finding the roots of a polynomial, and synthetic division."