Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a good session today. His homework is too easy for him, so we review that and then do the unassigned problems verbally, and then push the concepts further (i.e. they're learning associative and commutative properties, so then I ask him to combine the concepts instead of identifying them separately). He tends to speed and tries to do large calculations in his head, so we're penalizing a point in our games for wrong answers so he has to focus on accuracy. We reviewed concepts from his math class by playing a new game today - picking a random page number and a problem from that page, so for the most part, it's review, and then he also learned a few concepts like distribution ahead of his class. The games keep him interested and on his toes when we mix concepts up. We also threw in a speed game, honing in on negative integers, which he still needs practice on."
"The student had a quiz study guide to prepare for a quiz on Thursday. He was able to describe the concepts very well. He was able to find the rate of change in a table and write a linear equation based on the table. I reminded him that a good test strategy is to read the question again at the end to make sure all parts of the question are answered correctly. The student did not have homework or any class work to look over. I found decimal application problems for us to work on. He needs to use estimation to help him know if an answer is reasonable."
"The student had a really solid, comprehensive review packet of multiple-choice questions that we went over today. We got through 28 of the 41 questions, and were able to review some key concepts along the way. We will pick up where we left off tomorrow."
"The student had a review for his class that we went through. It included a comprehensive review of everything he did this semester. We started on radian conversion to degrees, and ended with the polynomial of trigonometric functions. He did a great job."
"The student had a review packet for his semester exam, and we went over a couple of problems from each major section. I reviewed some basic concepts and methods to use and had him try some of each. He was able to get problems correct using the quadratic formula and completing the square. We also looked at some that required using a graphing calculator to approximate answers."
"The student had a review to complete for his quiz on chapter 4. He needed to figure out the vertex form given the standard form of a quadratic equation, graph parabolas from equations, match the equation to a graph based on the leading coefficients and concavity, find the axis of symmetry, find the y-intercepts, and determine what the leading coefficients do to the graph. The student did great with this. He needs to remember how to find the x-coordinate of the vertex given the standard form (-b/(2a)."