Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over 'dilations' this session -- essentially, making similar shapes (larger or smaller) or looking at similar shapes and figuring out the factor used to calculate the new, dilated shape from the original shape. The student had a little bit of trouble understanding the overall concept and why the proportionality factor functioned the way that it did. We went back through the proportionalities and similar shapes that she was more comfortable with and used to in order to better understand dilations. When I left, her understanding could still have been improved, but it did seem like she had more or less turned the corner."
"Today the student worked on her homework packet. The section she covered included graphing quadratic polynomials by finding the axis of symmetry, vertex, y-intercept and two other points. She did a great job using the axis of symmetry formula and quadratic equation to calculate these properties. We also worked on word problems that included real life scenarios. So we went over why these graphs are kept in the first quadrant and arrows are not drawn on the ends. The student was able to complete this assignment correctly."
"The student and I worked today on recognizing prime numbers and determining prime factorization. I supported her as she worked through her math module, providing additional support. Additionally, I helped her develop calculator-based strategies to test for prime numbers and calculate prime factorization. I recommended that she work on math at least one hour every day to make progress."
"During our session, the student and I finished the remaining half of her review sheet for an upcoming test and continued preparing for her upcoming exam. The review sheet covered problems regarding how to solve single-step and multi-step equations and inequalities. She did very well in today's session."
"The student and I discussed some properties of polynomials and the benefits of different forms to state them in. We also went over polynomial long division. He has a hard time figuring out what utility lies in algebra. I told him I'd bring in some real world examples for our next session and that I would send him some diagnostics test before our next session as well."
"The student and I went over problems for her exam on Wednesday. We went over a numerous variety of problems until the student felt fully comfortable with them. We also went over more difficult problems on concepts she already felt comfortable with in order to reinforce her understanding. Overall the student was engaged and very productive."