Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I assisted the student in preparation for a test. We reviewed four pages of review sheets. Subjects included - defining types of functions based on tables and graphs, quadratic functions and properties, finding zeros of quadratic functions, standard and vertex forms of quadratic functions, exponential functions at asymptotes, simplifying exponents, and complex number operations. She is prepared for her test, and I recommended that she review our notes in the morning."
"A lot of the problems were old, and the student created a few graphs by hand while I watched. We were able to go over multiple examples from older exams. We will meet again on Thursday."
"Today's session, we worked on finding the lowest common multiple of 2 and 3 terms, including terms with variables and exponents. We used prime factorization to determine the common factors and eliminate common factors to determine the common multiple. The student stated that she had some trouble with this topic the day before, but she was able to work with the factor tree method to complete the work with fluency today."
"We covered the following concepts: functions and relations, inequalities, quadratics, and polynomials. The student struggled most with inequalities. He was excited to learn more to succeed in the material and in future business management. I included visual examples on how to break down polynomials. He prefers visual breakdown of problems and the "learn and feel" approach. I left him some extra practice problems on functions and relations. I will be providing more practice and review tomorrow. He pushed through the problems with hardly any obstacles in the way. He will do very well with utilizing math concepts in real life scenarios. I couldn't be more proud to help this student succeed."
"We covered a good variety of topics today, including the Rational Zero Theorem and practice with synthetic division to find rational zeros of higher power polynomials. Next, we worked on solving systems of equations. To help the student during the week when I am not there, I wrote out note sheets with steps demonstrated and explained in words for the various types of problems we worked on. I shared two mnemonics (CLAW for remembering the rational zero theorem, and SOAP for factoring sum and difference of cubes). I think one thing she said she had no idea how to approach was clearing denominators from an equation. For this, I showed her how to multiply out the "would be LCD" (another term of my own creation)."
"We covered one and two step inequalities and how to correctly solve for them. We also went over turning the solutions that we found into number lines (interpreting solutions of inequalities on a number line). The student remained positive throughout the entire session. I included notes and a quick crash-course guide that should help him solve these types of problems on his own. He has retained and carried over some knowledge from last week's session, as we briefly covered inequalities."