Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The concepts covered were the following: solving quadratic equations by factoring and compositions of functions. I decided to use whiteboards to show the concepts rather than typing. Using the whiteboards on my wall at home was the key to getting the student to understand. He was able to understand his errors while watching me model live rather than typing and talking from the screen. The student now has a better understanding of how to approach the problems. He was able to demonstrate his understanding by completing additional problems on his own. The student scored a 92% on his last assessment. He is currently preparing for his final exam."
"The homework that we went over today was on setting up and solving systems of equations with two and three variables. The student was doing very well on this section because I believe it was mostly a review for her."
"The homework was good, but the student knows how to solve systems but has some difficulty in writing problems as a system. We will continue to work on this."
"The main topic today was sampling distributions. We have the same textbook, so I found examples he had done in class to talk about. They are just starting, however, so he asked to meet tomorrow again to go over the new material in greater depth. He also asked for a resource of actual AP FR questions, and I pointed him to the website with every FRQ ever given posted, along with solutions. I think he will find it to be a valuable resource as he moves forward in this course."
"The next test for this student is on complex numbers this Wednesday. As she seems to have a good understanding of this area, we spent our session today going over concepts covered in previous units that need her attention. These included factoring and radicals. I stressed the importance of committing to memory the formulas for the sum and difference of squares, as these are used repeatedly. We reviewed her last couple of quizzes, on which she did substantially better than earlier ones. I started to introduce her to the addition of rational algebraic fractions, which she will need for future units. I also gave her a copy of the most recent algebra I state assessment test, and asked her to complete as much as possible for our next session."
"The older student worked on graphs, taking notes, and he did well. The younger student read passages from a book, and we worked on him sounding out unfamiliar words instead of guessing what the word was."