Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on solving equations with complex exponents: converting radicals to exponents, fractional exponents, and negative exponents. We worked on a "two part" method to solving fractional exponents (like 27^2/3). I provided a sheet of hints for simplifying and solving exponential equations. The student finished the session with better understanding. Recommended continued practice."
"We worked on solving simultaneous linear equations. The student knows the basic strategy for solving this kind of problem, but needed practice. She struggled with manipulating fractions, and had some confusion with negative numbers (a number line might help). She is better at this than she thinks she is, but she needs to persevere with practice."
"We worked on some of her homework problems. She had already completed most of the section but needed to check some of them. The problems we worked on involved properties of whole number arithmetic. We covered closed under addition, communicative, associative, and zero identity."
"We worked on some problems with simple one variable expressions. We also discussed a study plan that the student could use to be ready to take the test before the holidays. She took her time early with the material since it is all new to her, but she realized that she could actually do most of the work without much help. I explained how I break down these problems step by step, so I know exactly what to do. We agreed that she should try to get through some of the lessons so our later sessions can be more focused on the specific material that she found confusing. We also agreed she should get to the pretest for this unit and the post test for the previous unit before our next session."
"We worked on some topics that he identified that gave him some trouble. For the PSAT Reading section, we reviewed deciphering statements and implications, applying inferences to new scenarios and the use of evidence in passages. On the writing section, we went over word choice and the conventions of usage, including homophones, possessives, and contractions. I will be sending him some practice problems to work through in those areas. Also, he is to review the math practice test he took and identify areas where he had trouble so that we can work on them next time."
"We worked on the equation of a line, x-intercept, y-intercept, reviewed test problems and corrections for mixture for solutions, rearranged y=mx+b, found the slope of line, and plotted a line from coordinates."