Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on factoring and multiplying quadratic equations. I gave him a straightforward method to factoring, as well as multiplying, and he seemed to understand well and was excited that I showed him these new methods. We also worked on writing parabolic equations in vertex form, as well as taking a graph of a parabola and writing an equation in vertex form. He seemed to understand these topics well and was able to demonstrate that he understood."
"The student and I worked on finding rational, irrational, and imaginary roots of polynomials with degree of 3 as well as factoring, synthetic division, and more. He was struggling the most with remembering how to factor more complex quadratic equations as well as remembering the process of getting to the synthetic division in a polynomial. He has certainly made progress even after our second session together but we are now gearing up for his test/exam next week, so he will continue to practice these outside of the session. We are also waiting on his retake test results to evaluate where he is and what we need to do to get to our goal."
"The student and I worked on graphing quadratic equations. We started off a little slow, as I was unfamiliar with what exactly his teacher had assigned to him. However, as we started reviewing his old homework, I was better able to address his specific needs, as I could see where he was having the most issue. By the end of our session, he was able to graph a quadratic equation, as well as find its focus and directrix, all on his own."
"The student and I worked on her 2-page homework about normal distribution curve (bell curve). First, we reviewed the curve pattern, identified the position of the mean and the 1, 2, and 3-standard deviation, and determined the percentage of each region. We then worked on the problems, including sketching the distribution curve knowing the mean and the standard deviation, determining the percentage of data within a given interval, calculating the probability of falling into a region, identifying whether a set of data would follow the bell curve. There was some confusion about outlier and a certain given percentage which she would check with her teacher."
"The student and I worked on her advanced math course today as she is having a quiz in this class tomorrow. This new unit on probability is much easier than the first unit, which was very random. She seemed to understand all that we did today. We discussed the probability of independent and dependent events (replacement), Venn diagrams, and tree diagrams. She should do well on tomorrow's quiz. We did not work on Algebra 2 today as we didn't have time."
"The student and I worked on her algebra 2 homework, reviewing and practicing problems focused on symmetry, y axis, x axis, and origin symmetry, using the discriminant to find the number of real and imaginary solutions to a quadratic equation, factoring and using the quadratic equation, piecewise functions, and a small preview of complex numbers."