Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over rational numbers, number lines, and various functions of negative numbers. He understands everything very well."
"The student and I went over solving bi-variable systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination. We also reviewed word problems that involve setting up and solving a system of equations and solving a system of linear inequalities by graphing and shading. He got a 100% on his most recent quiz! Hooray!"
"The student and I went over solving for the zeros in quadratic equations during this session. I showed her that the equations could be solved by either recognizing the patterns that produced the polynomial and reversing them, or by plugging the coefficient values into the quadratic formula. We also learned how to find the zeros of difference of squares problems and that the quadratic formula still works in these cases if you're careful. Once we had done a few practice problems and had seen a few different scenarios, she was able to see that even when the problems look complicated they aren't so bad if you simply approach them the same way. She still had some problems to finish at the end of our session, so I'll see how she did on those the next time we meet."
"The student and I went over some Calculus problems today. I walked her through a particularly difficult problem involving finding the limit of the y intercept of a perpendicular bisector of a line formed by connecting the origin and a point P on the graph y=x^2. The limit involved what happened to the y intercept of the bisector as P approached the origin."
"The student and I went over some math problems that included finding the least common multiple and the least common denominator. We also went over some physics that included centripetal acceleration and centrifugal forces."
"The student and I went over some of his problems with decimal representations of rational numbers, then moved on to transformations of functions. This is a huge part of high school math (pre calculus), and we'll continue to get a feel for it in the coming weeks."