Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our last session, we reviewed adding and subtracting integers and started on multiplication of integers and its rules when it comes to identifying the proper sign in the answer. We also went over placement of integers from greatest to smallest and smallest to greatest, and the student is very strong in this area. She utilizes the number line really well when it comes to adding integers. There is still some difficulty with subtraction due to changing the signs, so we did lots of problems with subtraction and I left her with some practice problems. We briefly started on multiplication and went through the rules for when you are multiplying '+' by a '+' and '-' times a '+.' We practiced application of these rules with some problems and I left her more. I told her to write out the rules first before solving the problems until she remembers how to use the signs. I will check to see her progress at our next session."
"During our session today, I helped the student prepare for his final with a few problems. We worked on factoring binomial expressions, order of operations, and fractions involving the same base raised to an exponent."
"During our session, the student and I reviewed her online homework for her college algebra class. These assignments covered unit 4. The concepts covered included cubic and quartic curves. I helped her rely less on her graphing calculator. In general, she had a good grasp on the concepts."
"During our session, the student and I went over the different ways to find the vertex of a parabola, including finding the average of the x-intercepts and completing the square. We reviewed completing the square and making roots into exponents. She understands the conversion between roots and exponents better now."
"During our session, the student completed her homework, and we reviewed past homework. She is working on how to evaluate definite and indefinite integrals using various means of antidifferentiation. I suggested she remember each time she integrates that u-substitution is a key method. Integration can be much more difficult to master than differentiation, especially because finding antiderivatives can be time-consuming. She is just beginning the unit on an introduction to antidifferentiation, and over time, she will become more comfortable with integration techniques and applications. We will continue to work on that."
"During our session, we covered the following concepts: addition, subtraction, and writing. In math, the student struggles the most with successfully using her fingers as a method of subtracting and adding, as she loses track of what number she is up to. It is best that the student uses more concrete methods such as drawing shapes to add and crossing shapes out to subtract. She is very motivated, and she keeps up well with the lessons. From here on out we will focus primarily on writing, grammar, and reading comprehension skills, as she struggles the most with using capital letters appropriately, matching pictures with text, recalling/producing details, and spelling."