Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is busy preparing for her upcoming exam on logarithms and exponentials. This session focused primarily on logarithms, log equations, log graphs, getting equations from graphs, log transformations and rules, half-lives, exponential decay and growth, PERT equations with continuously compound interest, compound interest, and inverses. I gave her some extra practice questions that I generated or found to be beneficial from the Internet. I encouraged her to submit to me any extra work she was able to do before the end of the night so that I could answer any additional questions she had. Good job!"
"Today the student completed the last half of the multiplying greater number assessments. He did well. The few questions he did not get correct, was due to small mistakes. We went on to multiplication properties: commutative, multiplicative identity, and associative. The student has mastered this subject. We will move on to a new concept next week. We also reviewed the 2 & 3 times table."
"The student and I worked on material from her new unit. This almost exclusively included proportion problems. Some were given in as word problems. This required the understanding and application of cross-multiplication and then dividing. She seemed to grasp this concept pretty quickly."
"The student did exceptionally well during this session. We reviewed the homework for the week. He did so well that he was averaging 7 mins per page. He breezed through problems asking how to set up calculations for a problem. He also excelled at factoring 2 digit numbers and word problems requiring knowledge of math vocabulary (such as quotient, more than, and parts of). The only issue I noticed was a glitch when multiplying a 2 digit number by a 2 digit number. We spent the remaining part of the session reviewing this concept. we ran drills until he felt comfortable enough to compete against himself. We started timing how long it takes him to complete a problem. His best time was 43 sec. I was certainly impressed with his retention of math concepts over the holiday break."
"Today, the student was working on collecting like terms to simplify expressions with variables. After learning to identify terms (coefficient, like terms, etc.) we then simplified expressions, moving on to word problems to test our knowledge. She had to use her knowledge to solve an optimization problem. My intent is to give her more word problems to strengthen her critical thinking."
"This was our first tutoring session. The student and I worked on Unit 6 Evaluation, which covered topics on periodic functions, arc lengths, sine and cosine functions, and the unit circle. The student works well on her assignments and picks up concepts easily. She just needs additional support in areas where there is new material that she hasn't worked with yet."