Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student finished the remainder of his test review. Once he had completed the review, I wrote up an extra set of questions to help him get more familiar with identifying GCFs and square binomials. He started focusing more on what patterns he could derive before doing any work, which helped him significantly."
"We reviewed the few missed questions from the test taken last week. We also discussed her homework regarding multiplying polynomials using FOIL, and reviewed her homework from the last week regarding adding and subtracting polynomials. I would suggest more practice problems on both adding and multiplying polynomials."
"In this session we worked on the student's online homework, based on modeling and solving problems with linear systems. The homework was broken up into three sections: solving linear systems, writing a linear system to solve a real world problem and modeling and solving real world problems using linear systems. With my guidance through the problems she was able to solve each problem. She did a really good job coming up with the linear system to model a word problem."
"We began this session by graphing a set of linear inequalities, which was a chance for the student to review linear functions and the rules for working with inequalities. He did very well after I gave him a quick recap, since he had just been introduced to this a few weeks ago. We then started a worksheet on factoring trinomials. He caught on quickly and was able to complete most of them on his own. Overall he is doing very well, and I can tell he is making an effort to achieve high marks in this course."
"The student and I finished his homework in Algebra today. It contained a thorough investigation into the machinations of logarithms. He finished the session with improved confidence and understanding of the relationship between exponents and logarithms."
"The student and I continued work on her final chapter of Algebra. While the chapter was mostly about Rational Expressions, our homework problems for tonight focused primarily on slope-intercept form and rates of change. She is very comfortable with this math and the concepts behind it, and learned the steps to take very quickly."
"The student just finished a test, so we covered areas where he had questions on the test. We covered how to get observe ordered pairs and get them into a slope-intercept form equation. He is doing significantly better on the subject but could use a little more review on it. He does an excellent job picking up on material quickly and trying to figure things out on his own."
"Topics covered were multiplication with exponents both negative and positive. The student had a test earlier last week with previous material that he did well on. He is progressing through the material very well and displays a firm understanding on the subject. Order of operations needs to be remembered through the solving process. Overall very good."
"The student's class has started work on polynomial expressions as they work toward factoring and solving quadratic equations. We went over her homework together (definitions and types of polynomials; standard forms of polynomial expressions) and then I gave her a brief preview of upcoming topics on quadratic equations including the standard form of the quadratic and how to graph a quadratic to produce a parabola. I also introduced her to FOIL as a technique for multiplying polynomials."
"This was my first session with the student. He is primarily interested in working with Algebra and is naturally very bright in it. Currently, they are covering related rates and mixture problems in class and he wanted to review them. I began by teaching him a dimensional analysis approach to help him define system of equations. He took to it naturally and I believe he will do very well."
"Topics Covered: Standard Form, intercepts, domain and ranges, word problems given constraints. She understands the basics of what she is covering and just needs to cover working with the negative sign and division."
"The student and I reviewed topics including inequalities, writing algebraic equations and solving them, and solving/graphing inequalities with two variables and absolute value bars. He does well with solving and plotting on a number line the inequalities that have one variable, and he can solve the two-variable equations as well, but he still needs to cover more on how to graph inequalities with absolute value and two variables. We also discussed his project due next week, which involves solving 4 different systems of equations using all 3 methods (graphing, substitution, and elimination). More emphasis on taking organized notes will be needed next session."