Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student today had a large science packet that he wanted to work through. It was a review of reflections and properties of light. We went back to the basics and covered the properties of reflections. Once I got him to slow down a bit, he did very well. I expect him to do well on his test."
"The student had a homework sheet of problems reviewing some basic algebraic equations, using things like fractions, negatives, and decimals to make them more difficult. At first, she was confused, but I believe she's getting closer to understanding the reasoning behind the different steps she takes to solve these problems. This is making things easier for her. We will continue to work on these areas."
"The student and I began preparing for her test on Friday. It is going to be on the different types of equations and word problems that we have been working on. She is very good at identifying the types of equations and manipulating them to solve the problems. I believe she is going to do very well."
"The student had a worksheet to complete for his Geometry class, so he worked through the problems with help from his class notes. The sheet covered area and volume formulas for regular and irregular shapes as well as Cavalieri's Principle and cross-sections. For the most part, he was confident in the subject matter and only needed to use his notes to recall formulas."
"We covered systems of linear equations and how to solve them using matrix row operations. We also reviewed rationalizing the denominator when there is a radical in the denominator, simplification of exponents and radicals, and solving quadratic equations. I think the student is ready for her test and hope she does well."
"We worked on solving and graphing inequalities. We also went over the concepts of mitosis and meiosis. I also introduced the concept of the Punnett square. The student seemed enthusiastic to learn. I think she may enjoy biology more than algebra. We talked about ways to organize the steps in graphing inequalities and methods to aid with memorization in biology."