Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on fraction homework - mixed fractions, improper fractions. We finished with extra practice adding mixed fractions with different denominators. Both boys' grades in math have improved."
"The student is doing amazingly well. He earned above 90 for his last two exams. I'm so proud of him and his accomplishments. He continues to put in the time to understand the coursework. Today we continued working on distance, rate and time problems. We reviewed some of the problems he had and then I created some problems that incorporated rate, distance and time. Excellent session."
"This evening the student and I reviewed homework/problems from class. She has a quiz tomorrow, but felt very confident on the quiz content so we did not review that much. We did a lot of problems focusing on finding the common denominator and then solving equations. After completing the practice problems, she seemed to have a great grasp of the material."
"We worked on simplifying expressions with polynomials by factoring. These also included performing algebraic operations such as finding the least common denominator before adding or subtracting fractions. Also, recognizing dividing fractions is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal. This section relied heavily on factors, which the student seems to be understanding better each time."
"The student and I began with a review of the circumference and area functions for the basic shapes (such as circles and squares). We also reviewed her graded work and topics in which she had difficulty with since our last session. We then discussed multiples, parent functions, transformations, roots of functions, and multiplying fractions. She spent more time to figure out multiples, but she is beginning to understand more as we study. I gave her several reading and exercise assignments which are to be completed before our next session. She is still making progress and is putting forth a very genuine effort to learn the material."
"Tonight the student and I worked on problems involving the differential equation of growth/decay. We covered the basics of understanding the relationships between the word problems and the variables in the equations, as well as how to approach the solutions given key numbers. We continued to discuss what happens when the rate of change is directly/indirectly proportional to different versions of the given values. We looked at problems involving half-life, air pressure in relation to height above sea level, and Newton's Law of Cooling. The student understood the concepts very well, and my only advise to him was to be careful and take his time with integration."