Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started our session going over solving system of equations with 2 variables. Then the student wanted to go over how to graph inequalities with 2 variables. We also went over inequalities with one variable, solving and graphing. We finished our session reviewing fractions and mixed numbers."
"We started out with a review of how school is going. She said she didn't have any homework for English, but some for history and algebra she wanted to do. We did an online numbers game and she got 14 correct. We did discuss the time questions, since she identified right away that she was not comfortable with them. I answered a small question with them and decided to come back to this when the rest of her homework was done. We completed her algebra homework with only one or two hiccups. She had troubles understanding perimeter and then doing some basic addition with decimals. She completed her history homework as well. We discussed some simple note taking strategies with that work. Once she finished, we worked on some timed reading and calculating, finishing with a game on the computer to practice analog clock reading."
"We started the session going over arithmetic sequences. Since he already had a handle on the main concept, we decided to focus on the equations involved and how they could be applied. He was able to handle the straightforward approach of the formulas and after some practice was able to handle all advanced applications as well. We spent the rest of the session continuing with his paper on using ways of knowledge towards arguments. By the end of the session, he was able to complete half of the paper."
"We started with a multiplication warm-up game to set the mental focus. Then I reviewed some symbols and congruency postulates with him. I had him work on a few IXL sections which were good for practicing how to understand and recognize congruency. He seems much more comfortable with these types of problems than in the past. Next, we reviewed more of his chapter 2 material which covered vertical angle postulates, linear pair of angles, and writing equations based on these postulates. This is in preparation for his next knowledge check (I assume it will cover those things we practiced today). He seems to be getting more comfortable working on his own as long as he is confident in his understanding of the material. His focus was better today, and is making steady progress."
"We went over a few problems in which one must find an equation of the line from a set of points. I demonstrated that any pair of points on a line will produce the same slope, and that any of the points could be used to find the y-intercept (after the slope was found). We also worked a problem such the one could find both intercepts from an equation in standard form. Finally, we used the intercepts to find the slope of the line, and then the y-intercept. The student is becoming more proficient with these concepts."
"We went over a review of the polynomials and functions, and then we solved a preptest of 30 problems that he had for homework for the university. He is getting better each time. For homework, he has 12 problems."