Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a wonderful session. We studied for her first test in pre-algebra. She is so organized and takes wonderful notes so it was very easy to identify where she was having a little trouble. We went over how to solve square roots and problems to the third and fourth power. We also went over m/n form and simple algebraic expressions. She got a little hung up on the word problems. So, we spent extra time practicing those. I think he will do wonderful on her test."
"The student and I have reviewed for both physics and algebra 2 quizzes. For algebra 2, we went over parent functions, graphs, translations, and graphs of the translations. We also went over how to write the new equation given the types of translations to a particular function. In physics, we have gone over sections 1 and 2 of chapter 1. We've completed the study guide and all corresponding topics including rounding, converting measurements, dimensional analysis, precision, accuracy, significant figures, scientific notation, and parallax. We will be sure to go over this one more time in prep for quiz."
"The student and I introduced the idea of trigonometric ratios. We first discussed where all of these ratios come from, including the unit circle and the basic definition of all the formulas. We then made sure that he was comfortable with SOHCAHTOA. He seemed to be a little bit confused about how exactly to pick which side is an opposite side and which is an adjacent, but I believe we made good progress on this front. We then proceeded to solve practice problems for the rest of the lesson. He worked well this lesson, and I believe that I was able to show him some nice shortcuts and tricks to avoid rounding error. I believe that we finished every problem type, and he still has more problems to practice as well. No concerns."
"The student and I investigated slope of lines graphically and algebraically. We focused on the computation of vertical change and horizontal change and how these are used to compute the slope. We also reviewed addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of linear equations using number line concepts and money (credit or debit). She is a very determined student, and I enjoy working with her."
"The student and I learned how to determine whether a given coordinate point will line on a certain equation. We also went over how to learn the slope of a line given coordinates and what that line would look like on a graph. We came to understand fully what each part of a linear equation means (slope, and y-intercept)."
"The student and I looked over an old test and talked about her mistakes and how she can improve in future exams. I also showed her some tricks she can use to check her work with systems of equations and quadratic equations. She seemed to do pretty well with most of the questions we looked at; she just needs to practice more in the future to help prevent more silly mistakes. We also looked over her chemistry homework which consisted of mostly history of chemistry and other trivia/definitions. Not too much difficulty in completing the assignments. Job well done today!"