Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session with the student was a general review of the semester. We solved the study guide together. The student still struggles with solving equations. I explained to her, step by step, how to solve equations. At first, she was not understanding the process, but after I solved 3 problems, she got how to do it. The rest of the review was not difficult for her."
"Tonight we continued to solve linear equations I provided. I had equations requiring distribution and equations that resulted in fraction answers. Then we solved equations that either had no solution or all real numbers as solutions. My task was to help the student learn how to solve linear equations. I think we accomplished that."
"Tonight we covered mostly science, given that the student has a quiz tomorrow. We spent a lot of time reviewing the concepts we've already covered. I instructed him to continue studying after dinner to see how much he retained and focus on the aspects he didn't."
"Tonight we finished up the last official lesson of the course, dividing polynomials. We started the review for the last test and made some good progress. As the student suggested, we will continue to go over the review until she can do the questions without any help from me."
"Tonight we worked on simplifying expressions because the student told me that she struggles in this area. We created practice problems, and as the session progressed we increased problem complexity. At the beginning she struggled when we added negative variables into the equation; however, she did a great job as the night progressed, and ended up solving a problem containing five sets of binomials! I think that the student could benefit by working on subtracting and adding negative numbers that involve the final answer having a sign change. Overall, she did a great job. She advised me that she has her algebra final coming up this week, and she feels she needs more practice reporting the domain and range of graphs."
"Tonight, I tested the student again on the concepts he was struggling with that are related to polynomials. He has improved in his understanding of division and factoring. The progress he has made should allow him to pass the test tomorrow. I showed him how to find zeros of a polynomial, and he was able to do a problem without much help. I expect to see an improvement in the grade for this test compared to previous tests."