Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered in our session include simplifying and solving for expressions with quadratics. Homework problems from the online course and a packet were worked through. The main strategies discussed in this session were how to get a lowest common denominator, and how to deal with quadratics and factors in fractions. The student seemed to have a good grasp on the concepts after completing all homework problems."
"We worked on the student's statistics homework. He understood and solved all the problems. I had him solve problems on complete square, systems of equations, and exponents."
"This was a great first session with the student. She showed me around her learning management system, so I got an idea of what she's doing in her science and math classes. We focused on the math section on inverse variation. I went through the lesson with her, letting her do the practice problems. I made sure to emphasize concepts, like when one variable increases, the other decreases. I also made sure she understood the different ways the equation could be written. She seemed to pick it all up quickly. She was comfortable with using algebra to manipulate the equations, and she didn't mind fractions or decimals. She was able to complete the homework all on her own."
"We worked on equations that used factoring and imaginary numbers on Tuesday. The student mentioned that her teacher goes over things once and then moves on to the next topic; most of her mistakes were conceptual. Once we went over the concepts in depth and explained why certain things are the way they are (i.e. why i squared is always equal to -1), she seemed to understand better."
"The student and I worked on solving rational expressions, equations, and inequalities. When we first began, she said she was able to do these types of problems when the denominators were the same, but was not sure about when she had to make the denominators the same herself. I explained to her that this process seemed more difficult than it actually is, and that she was really just looking to fill in the "missing" pieces in each of the denominators to come up the LCD. After that, she seemed to become more comfortable with the process."
"We covered multiplication tables, long multiplication problems, and word problems. The student is a very bright young man who answered nearly every question correctly. He has trouble remembering certain elements of the multiplication tables, namely in the "8" range, but was left with some practice problems to help him remember these answers. We also worked on word problems. He likes to pick the numbers from the problem rather than reading the entire question, and is often times confused as to which label to place on his answer. He was left with extra problems for reinforcement."