Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this lesson, we worked on absolute value functions and solving them algebraically and graphically. The student understood them pretty well by the end of the lesson. I gave him another set of problems to do. I'm hoping to see improvement in his minor errors on this homework. If I don't see improvement in the next few weeks, I will try a new strategy outside of the extra problems."
"Today we covered many topics. We reviewed the homework on the Pythagorean Theorem. The student was highly successful on that assignment. Our main focus was finding the slope of a line. After she mastered that concept, we moved on to finding the missing coordinate when given the slope. We decided that she needed to use a number line until she is comfortable without it. She was given homework."
"We worked on advanced factoring with higher order terms. We also did trinomials, grouping, synthetic division, completing the square, and the quad equation. Lastly, we reviewed quadratic functions and their transformations. The student is doing very well."
"The student was reviewing for his test. We worked on problems covering division of polynomials, synthetic division, and graphing higher order equations. This is all pretty advanced for a sophomore. I told him that these sections are taught in a college algebra class. Overall, I think he has a good understanding of the material."
"I talked the students through their math homework first. They seem to have a good grasp of the basic concepts. They have a test on Monday, so we reviewed some of the basic concepts they were working with and how they can use them to solve different problems. We discussed the value of talking through an example problem in great detail and demonstrating directly the value and method of converting between sets of data, graphs, and equations. I think they are both prepared for the test and will do well, especially if they review again later in the week."
"The student and I reviewed homework that covered solving quadratic equations using factoring, the square root method, completing the square, zero factor theorem, and complex numbers. We also worked ahead, looking at completing the square to get a quadratic equation into vertex form, finding the vertex, axis of symmetry, and maximum or minimums."