Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did really well in our first session. I can tell that he has really strong arithmetic and core math skills. In our session today we worked through some pre-algebra review problems and tackled a few basic algebra linear equations. We talked about fractions and how to reduce them, what variables are, combining like terms, and solving for x in one and two step equations. I think he will do really well in his algebra class with our review of pre-algebra."
"We had a very productive session today. We got through probability and the unit circle. We have one more session before her class is complete where we will be tackling the final. Overall the student is very responsive and receptive to the work we are doing and is very motivated to learn."
"In this session the student and I worked on reviewing the elapsed time worksheet she had completed for homework. We were able to catch a couple errors and she has marked which problems she should attempt again before our next session. She also had questions 15-20 left to complete. Next we worked on a variety of multi-step word problems. This was a helpful compilation of many of the math topics we have reviewed thus far - fractions, percents, unit conversions, etc. In addition to the elapsed time worksheet, I had emailed her two worksheets with general word problems and one worksheet with word problems specific to time, which she understands she should attempt to work through as much of these worksheets as she can before our next session in two weeks."
"The student is doing a good job catching up on her multiplication. We started off with more drills (this time, multiples of 7, 8, and 9). She should make back lost ground quickly. In the math book, we covered place value, comparing inequalities, and rounding. Her overall score for these sections was 61 out of 66; she sought a lot of confirmation even though she was solving the questions correctly. For language arts, we practiced some reading comprehension questions, focusing on backing up her answers based on information given in the story. This is a pretty advanced concept for her, but I hope it encourages careful reading. Her reading level is above that of 4th grade, and she reads very quickly to herself. At the end of class, we covered some grammar topics that came up in a previous class. We went over the use of commas and errors in combining sentences. We'll pick up on these concepts when we meet for class next week."
"We specifically went over algebra I properties. The student had trouble remembering the FOIL method, so we went over that property. We also worked on graphing equations. We recalled what makes lines perpendicular and parallel as well as trying to find the slopes of equations. He seemed to understand most of the concepts in general, but struggled to find the applications of how to use the information."
"The student continued to review for her upcoming math analysis class. She first reviewed simplifying radical expressions and radicals with exponents. She also reviewed rationalizing functions, using fractional exponents, rationalizing using conjugates, multiplying rational functions, factoring perfect square trinomials, factoring difference and sum of two cubes. She finished the session by reviewing domain and range, domain restrictions for rational functions, domain restrictions for functions with radicals and interval notation for domain."