Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We again covered sequences and series, formulas for sequences, arithmetic and geometric series, sigma notation, and word problems involving series. The student struggled a little with finding the formulas for some of the sequences, but understood after I told him to label the terms."
"In this afternoon's session, the student and I worked through 4 math assignments, which focused mainly on simplifying radical expressions, and solving equations with rational expressions. She still has some difficulty recognizing the first step, but once pointed in the right direction, she completes the exercises without much difficulty."
"Tonight the student and I worked on one of the online modules, that he needs to complete, so that he does not have to repeat the last semester. The module that he chose to work on was an overview of algebra, with rational expressions. Eventually, after a review, he was much more thorough and logical with the way that he worked through the problems."
"The student and I went over graphing trigonometric functions and transformations of trigonometric functions. He was understanding the concepts well, but we made sure to label all parts of the graphs in order to avoid mistakes."
"Student 1 and I met during this session, and Student 2 was not at school. After trying to contact him, Student 1 and I began our own session. Student 1 showed me the syllabus online that his teacher uses, and we worked on two assignments that were posted. These were both reviews of materials from previous sessions, that we'd done and included: systems of two equations, graphing lines, and converting different forms of equations into the standard form (y=mx+b). After we had finished completing these, Student 1 and I worked separately on word problems (work and distance type)."
"Today we started on sequences and series, which was pretty tricky for the student initially. However, once I explained what each part of the formula meant she was able to figure out the problems pretty quickly and understand them."
"Today, we reviewed one of the student's Algebra I tests, which she needed to retake. We went over concepts related to methods of sampling, summary statistics, probability, and rational expressions. She appears to have a good foundation in basic math concepts, and she understood the test once I explained certain concepts to her. I look forward to continuing to work with her and her family."
"Today we reviewed the student's old test and reviewed her homework. We corrected some mistakes on her radicals test. Her homework was on multiplying/ dividing polynomial expressions. She understood how to do her homework problems. She didn't struggle with anything we went over today."
"The student and I worked on linear equations, which led to plotting points and sketching graphs. This presented some challenges, because of the poor wording of the course material, but after several practice problems, I think she has a good grasp of slope-intercept form and plotting points. We then moved on to standard form and two-intercept methods of graphing."
"We began the session by reviewing a few minor factoring issues, that the student had on his assigned work from me. We then spent a deal of time working through the mechanics of quadratic inequalities, which are still causing some issues. Then, we worked through a number of logarithm concepts, as this was covered today. Finally, we began using the professor's review sheet, for preparing for the final."
"Great session. We briefly covered the student's homework and then spent time covering topics she needs to know for Algebra I, including factoring and simplifying/multiplying/adding/etc. radicals. Really smart student."
"The student and I met to help her prepare for her make up exam, covering log and exponential functions. We worked through her review sheet, and she struggled a bit with some of the problems, and felt that she didn't remember most of the material. Part of the issue, is that she thinks that she cannot do the work, but when working through some of the problems, she could solve them herself. We need to work on catching up, and helping her maintain confidence about the course."