Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Studied for upcoming test. Graphed rational functions. Worked a little bit on joint variation and techniques for solving word problems."
"The student had been struggling to understand the chapter in Algebra she was working on. This chapter covered greatest common factor, factoring expressions, factoring polynomials, difference of squares, and finding the root of a polynomial equation. She and I worked through each of these sections doing practice problems and reinforcing rules and methodology. She gained a clearer understanding of factoring expressions. She already had a strong understanding of difference of squares so we applied those skills to higher level problems requiring more algebraic manipulations. She was unclear about how to assign positive and negative signs when it came to factoring polynomials, so we clarified this, and she excelled. Finally, we worked on finding the root of polynomials."
"Tonight, the student and I worked on numbers in French to prepare for his test tomorrow. We then worked on adding and subtracting rational expressions."
"I was really impressed with the student's reading today. She was careful to read full sentences without skipping words, and she read with character voices and appropriate inflection for what she was reading. After reading, we jumped into math. I asked her to complete 70 multiplication problems while I timed to see how long the set would take. We did a division set next. She is getting quite strong with division, as it helps her recall her times tables. For spelling, I had her first say her word spellings out loud and then write them down, and she made no mistakes with either. To end the session, I had her practice her 8's multiplication problems out loud in random order."
"The student reviewed skills on decimals, ordering and converting from fractions. She also worked on word problems to practice her skill. Her mother informed that she has taken the exam for advanced placement classes and they are awaiting the results."
"The student first worked on his homework due for the next day. His math homework pertained to fractions. He did very well. He then worked on his ELA homework. He had to read a passage about ants. He did well on this assignment and did not make any errors regarding his answers to the passage questions. He then read to me. Other than mispronouncing the word "bleacher," he made no mistakes. He continues to read fluently and almost error free. We concluded our session by practicing released ELA and math questions."