Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered how to multiply the conjugate in order to simplify radicals in the denominator. We also went over multiplying exponents and solving for an equation with radicals on both sides."
"We went over simplifying fractions and solving for rates. For example, if there were 74 inches of snowfall in 24 hours, how much snow fell per hour."
"During our session, the student and I worked on combining expressions. She had yet to receive her quiz back from two weeks ago, but reported that her teacher said everyone scored above a B. I should know where she stands on Monday. The word problems that she was assigned for homework dealt with combining equations for expense and income to create the equation for profit. She was able to create both the expense and the income equations, but struggled a bit with putting them both together to create one for profit. Therefore, we reviewed the word problem in detail, found out what they were asking, and defined profit. We completed more word problems from the book, and next week, I plan to bring a worksheet with more practice problems, as we completed all the ones in her book. She has improved her skills for solving equations with a variable. She understands that she must do the opposite equation to both sides to get the variable alone to solve for it. We began working on solving equations with two of the same variables that required combining like terms and using the distributive property. She was able to understand the concept quickly."
"Today we reviewed the student's homework. He had a worksheet on main ideas and one on addition/subtraction word problems. He does well with his math homework now, but he still needs practice on reading numbers with 4 digits. He also needs practice understanding the main idea of stories. We will continue to go over these in the next few sessions. We also worked on counting money and identifying coins. He does well with adding."
"Today we worked on multiplication, division, and words problems that required the student to do multiple operations. After we would solve the problem, I would have him explain how he got the answer to test his understanding."
"This session we went over squares and practiced solving square roots using the two methods shown in the student's classroom math book, which he thinks his class will be going over soon. He did very well solving the problems with the first method, which showed me he understands the concepts of square roots and exponents, and is learning to check his steps carefully. We will go over the second method in more detail at our next session."