Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed linear equations to prepare for an exam on Monday. Reviewed tissues in anatomy for exam on Monday as well."
"Spent most of the session working on long division, as it will be essential in the student's future manipulation of Algebra expressions. From beginning to end, he demonstrated a firmer grasp of the idea of number "places" and where to place factors during the long division process."
"In the last session with this student, we covered the functions chapter of her algebra 2 coursework. Specifically, we reviewed questions ahead of her exam next Wednesday. We will be practicing some more questions ahead of her exam on Wednesday."
"The student and I worked on balancing equations today, specifically determining what number should be chosen to make an equation equal on both sides. I created several problems for her that were similar to those she had been given in class. We also worked on fractions and understanding how to write a fraction from a picture. Finally, she did two pages from her math learning workbook (pg. 15-16), which used pictures to illustrate the concepts of adding and subtracting two digits numbers. I definitely want to practice fractions in the future. She did well with adding and subtracting. I will return on Wednesday."
"Today we covered two types of conic section problems: word problems and solving conic systems. The word problems are somewhat difficult to set up. The student had 3 problems from class so we worked on those. I also changed one of the problems for extra practice. For the other type of problem, we covered how to choose the right coordinate pairs and what to do when one of the equations is linear. Both of these things clicked quickly with her."
"This session, we prepared for the student's upcoming exam. The exam is on algebraic properties and addition and subtraction, which she gets pretty well. The two concerns we had, however, were around the student's ability to distribute negative signs and to remember that a negative times a negative equals a positive. We practiced both of these concepts extensively with some supplemental worksheets that I provided. The trick for her seems to be to write out the problem step by step, which is common for most people in solving multi-step math problems. In the last set of five or so problems of each type, she was able to solve the set without any problems."