Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I finished going over his learning targets. We also went over the ones yesterday that he had issues with, and for most of them, he remembered how to do them. The student did excellently. We spent some time going over velocity word problems and how to set up the tables as well as how to set up the equations. I reminded him that when he divides by a negative in an inequality equation, he needs to flip the sign. I also reminded him to watch his signs in general on his pretest tomorrow."
"Went through the student's final review packet and did practice problem from each section ensuring that he knew how to work through them. Addressed any question over material he had and then had him practice problems from each section we went over. From there outlined a plan to finish studying for his final."
"The student and I practiced adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. We also went over area, and calculating the area of a shape with another shape cut out. We did word problems related to that."
"We reinforced the material from the review packet his teacher provided for the student's final tomorrow. This was accomplished by working out problems that were similar to those from the packet. He is allowed one page of notes on the final so we created the notes sheet as well. I believe he will do well on the final."
"This week, the student and I began working on his next Algebra packet. The main focus was on exponential and logarithmic functions. We began by looking at the forms and graphs of exponential functions. We looked at the properties of the graphs of these functions and the different ways it can be altered by adding/multiplying different values in different ways. We used exponential functions to evaluate models of growth and decay. Once we had mastered the exponential functions, we moved onto the form of logarithmic functions and its graph. Again, we looked at how we could transform the graph by adding/multiplying different values in different places. We went over the different properties of logarithms (addition/multiplication, subtraction/division, powers, and change of base) in order to solve logarithm problems."
"We covered logarithms, exponents, compound and continuous interest, real and imaginary numbers (as well as complex numbers), the complex conjugate, and the various powers of i (i = square root of -1, i^2 = -1, i^3 = -i, etc.)."
"Today we reviewed for the student's final exam. We went over triangles, the unit circle, sec, csc, and cot, and conic sections in standard form and not in standard form. The student is a pleasure to work with and I wish him the best of luck on his final!"
"We went over the first 6 topics in the review book for the assessment. The topics include: real numbers, rational expressions, factoring and simplification. I gave him 20 questions, and he got 16 of them right. Overall, the session went well."
"Today I began helping the student prepare for his final. In particular he told me that he was struggling with logarithmic functions as well as graphing so that is what we focused the entirety of the section on. She is a very bright student and was a pleasure to work with. He had some trouble understanding how to switch from exponential to log form and vice versa but after explaining the concept over and over again as much as I could, and he began doing much better. He was relatively strong on understanding the properties of logs and how to use them; it was just a matter of practice."
"The student and I went over common core algebra assessment test subjects. The student has informed me that his teacher has been going over review in class. Some of the questions from the assessment included slope-intercept form, probability, solving linear equations, creating equations, and factoring. For the most part, he is able to answer my questions that lead up to the answer."
"In this session with the student, we focused on studying for his final in algebra. He asked me to review chapters 7 and 9, so we went through each section of the two chapters and worked on some practice problems. I felt that he had a good understanding of the concepts, and I told him that it would be important for him to continue studying and practicing."
"Today we covered matrices. This student is understanding the material. She is challenged by word problems and knowing how to set up her own matrices. She has some problems to finish before next time. There were no concerns."