Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a number of mini-quizzes that were very similar to what we had done during the previous session (exponents, powers, square roots, and exponential and linear relationships). The student seems to be doing better each time - practice always helps."
"We worked on a review of a take-home test covering a general review of this quarter. We predominately worked on solving for x as in isolating a single variable, and we also went over an intro to quadratic equations with their factors, i.e. (x+2)(x-3)."
"We worked on a review of radicals and the Pythagorean theorem. The student understands the concept, she just had forgotten a few things since the lesson. She didn't have any homework, so we went over a past worksheet on graphing lines and then I gave her a whole bunch of fraction problems. She's much better at fractions now, and I'll probably keep giving her fraction review."
"We worked on a review of the Chapter 8 assignment, which was over exponent rules. The student gets a little confused when it comes to negative signs inside and outside of parentheses, and he was also just making little mistakes here and there, but basically he has this material down. I learned that the student got a 102% on his last test, which is awesome!! Next time we will do more reviewing for the final."
"We worked on a review of the student's homework, which included modeling and solving inequalities. He displayed a strong ability to both model and solve. We were able to move ahead and graph an inequality on the coordinate plane, which will likely be one of the next topics he does in class."
"We worked on arithmetic sequences. Specifically, we went over how to find an equation describing a sequence, how to find the nth term of a sequence, and how to draw a graph describing a sequence. The student was struggling with identifying what a question wanted him to do (i.e., find an equation or find a single value), so we spent some time working on that. He was almost always able to identify a1 and d in the equation aN=a1+(N-1)d, but he was struggling with understanding what N and aN represented and identifying them. We made a lot of progress during the session, but I think he is still struggling with some fundamental concepts relating to equations. We will continue on this next session."