Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The concepts covered were the following: simplifying complex numbers, solving quadratic equations by using square roots, and solving quadratic equations by using the quadratic formula. The student understands the concepts. The student held a positive attitude throughout the session. He is very confident with the material covered. He has additional practice problems to complete."
"The concepts we covered today included simplifying radicals and the addition/subtraction of radicals. The student was eager and ready to learn. She was confused on the process and the rules of simplifying radicals. We did numerous problems until she was comfortable with the topic. I taught the idea of thinking of radicals as a house and the root as a knock at the door. It worked well."
"The first session was for social studies. I helped the student catch up on some work. The second session was for math. I helped him correct a quiz, and then we worked on areas of triangles. He is more comfortable now that he is well into sixth grade."
"The first student and I had a very good session today. She is taking a test tomorrow and we were able to get through her study guide without any trouble. The second student and I also spent a few minutes on scientific notation."
"The first student and I looked over his homework assignment on linear equation basics, focusing on slope. I explained the uses of the slope-intercept form, how slopes are determined, and what they mean. We covered positive, negative, zero, and undefined slope cases. I also introduced the y-intercept and explained what that means. The second student and I looked over his assigned homework on the division of fractions. He now knows that dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal. I used fraction strips to demonstrate why we need to have common denominators before we can add or subtract them. A lot of these problems required converting mixed numbers into fractions greater than one (formerly known as improper fractions) and back again after the numbers are crunched."
"The first student and I practiced writing out mathematical expressions from word problems. The second student and I went over proportional relationships and graphing, including the definition of slope and the point-slope formula."