Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, work and mechanical advantage were reviewed for science by completing homework in the purple worksheet/workbook. Additionally, factoring and foiling binomials and trinomials were reviewed (ahead of concepts in class) by completing homework in advance."
"The student and I went over exponential functions and transformations again, as well as interest rate problems. We did not have time to go over continuous growth and decay. However, the approach is the same, and we discussed when the Euler number applies. He has a good grasp on the concepts. His most common mistakes are when he is balancing an equation. He will multiply instead of dividing a number, or add instead of subtract a number. He should be mindful and double check these kinds of mistakes during his test."
"We went over and did his homework. We went over greatest common factor. How to find the prime factorization of a monomial. We reviewed for a test he is going to retake this week. We went over solving systems of equations."
"We worked mostly on logarithms today. The student understands the concept of the logarithm, but has not yet achieved fluency in working with them. She was able to solve several types of problems with some prompting, but needs more practice to prepare for her upcoming test. We also talked about how to distinguish between exponential growth and decay and how to calculate half lives. We will continue to practice these at our next session."
"The student and I solved a couple of problems in equation modeling. Because we were able to finish his homework so quickly, I decided to give him a head start on future material. We discussed solving systems of equations using Gaussian Elimination. I showed him that you can multiply any equation by a constant and add any 2 equations and replace one of them with the sum without changing the system. This allows us to solve for x, y, and whatever other variables we have as long as the number of variables matches the number of equations."
"The student and I worked on his math homework that involved graphing inequalities. We did an example, and he caught on very quickly. He was able to complete his homework easily. We then finished an additional assignment that involved creating algebraic equations from word problems. He and I had worked on many problems previously, and he completed this assignment with ease. To end the session, we worked on various algebraic problems, including problem solving and systems of equations."