Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In yesterday's session we covered material that will be on the next test on statistics. The student was really hitting mastery with these standards from the review sheet and I pulled up extra review problems online (working with standard deviation and variance). He was to ask his teacher for clarification on a few of the problems during their next class. His test is Wednesday, and I will check in then to see how it went."
"I worked with the student today. We went over his homework on writing inequalities, which he seemed to grasp well. We practiced simple interest problems. I left him with a suggestion to keep practicing more problems and to take his time with them, focusing on the step-by-step process. We also discussed general study tips. I suggested starting several days before the test and figuring out a timeframe that works best."
"Today, we went over logarithmic and exponential functions. Topics included converting between the two types of functions, inverse of functions, and simplifying logarithmic functions. I gave the student 5 basic principles of logarithmic functions to help her prepare for her quiz. After she finished her homework, we continued doing more problems from the textbook. I noticed significant improvement with her problem solving this week. Just like last week, the more problems she does, the more confident she becomes. By the end of the session today, I felt like she was well prepared for her quiz on Wednesday."
"We covered rational expressions and equations. At first, the student was confused when it came to multiplying the entire equation by a denominator, but eventually he would remember to multiply every single term. From there, he approached the problems with relative ease. Also, we came across a word problem that he understood and handled much better than he has word problems we'd seen before."
"Today, the student contacted me because she has a stats test she wanted help preparing for. I met with her tonight, and she'll be able to take the exam as early as tomorrow. The only topic was chi-squared distributions, which are easy to apply once you know what the pattern looks like. She is very quick at these sorts of problems, so she picked up the pattern quickly and had no questions by the end of the session. I hope she is able to translate what we worked on to the test successfully!"
"We covered solving first and second order equations. I showed the student how to solve for a variable, and on the 2nd order equations, we did the factoring method as well as the quadratic formula."