Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over slopes and trying to graph coordinates, we also moved on to trying to find a slope using two points and the slope formula. I left the student with 6 practice problems that he should send me on Wednesday to give him some extra practice."
"We went over some chemistry concepts the student was confused about which he became more comfortable with and studied for his math test which was about factoring, and I believe he understands everything that will be on the test."
"We went over the homework/some key concepts about factoring and polynomials (finding the zeros and multiplicity). The student was very engaged in learning and performed very well with the given materials. The only concern/comment I have for the student is to be more careful when doing the problems, i.e. show all the work. I've spotted a few mistakes but those can be easily fixed. I've provided some strategies when solving certain problem, for example, instead of using quadratic equation to solve the roots, student can first factor out the common terms to reduce the steps when applying the quadratic equation. Overall, I feel that my first lesson with the student was a success."
"We worked on a previous homework assignment that the student had not understood (and thus not completed): graphing in 3D plane with x, y, z variable equations. We worked with intercepts (with the reminder that finding intercepts is done with the same process, regardless of the type of equation). The homework set was complicated and didn't seem to "fit" with the rest of the chapter, but he persevered. At the end of the session, we started solving systems of 3 equations in 3 variables, using elimination and substitution. He caught on quickly to the process and assured me he would be able to complete the next day's assignment. He was reasonably focused during the entire session, with less stand-up-wander-around-sit-down activity."
"We worked on graphing sine and cosine functions. Additionally, we spent some time solving PSAT math problems. The student did great with graphing, and needed more time to solve the PSAT problems. He's got a positive attitude toward learning the material, and he jumps right in and tries to solve each problem. I'll send him a practice PSAT exam to work on."
"We worked on translating and stretching trig functions. We found a way that the student could remember how to both draw and identify altered functions. She seemed very comfortable with it by the end of the session."