Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed solving systems of linear equations by addition, elimination, substitution, and graphing, and we worked on several practice problems. We focused a little more on solving linear equations by graphing because the student was less comfortable with graphing lines accurately in standard form."
"We reviewed some earlier concepts from the student's homework from Chapter 2, including long division, operations with fractions and negative numbers, and simplifying expressions. The student needed to be reminded of how to solve some types of problems (especially long division and subtracting a smaller number from a larger number), but he was pretty solid on all of the concepts. We also worked on some word problems relating to linear equations and talked more about problem solving strategies/how to define variables for more complex problems. The student is getting a lot more comfortable with linear equations!"
"We reviewed some material from the beginning of the semester. We went over inequalities, slope of a line, (conceptual and algebraically), and graphing lines in slope-intercept form. We spent the last 30 minutes looking over his physics homework on Ohm's law."
"We reviewed some of the material that the student was struggling with previously. Namely, we reviewed inequalities - graphing and writing out the equations - and equations with "x" values. We wrote out some rules and guidelines for her to remember and use to study as well as reviewed the fractions, decimals, and percentages work she learned last week. She seems to have a good grasp on those topics and understands them in various contexts. I want to continue to help her comprehension of equations and algebra subjects so that as she continues to learn she can build on top of her knowledge as opposed to just learning a given topic for the exam and then forgetting it."
"We reviewed some of the topics that are going to be covered on the student's upcoming test, including absolute value graphs and inequalities. We also discussed some of the Math League problems she had been assigned in class for which there were alternate methods of finding the solution. Before our session tomorrow, she is going to go over the rest of her notes to find any areas of confusion that we didn't go over today."
"We reviewed some topics in preparation for the student's upcoming test. The topics included binomial probability distribution, understanding probability tree diagrams, using the probability mass function, and calculating z scores given the mean and standard deviation."