Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We found the slope and equation of a line in slope-intercept form given 2 points on the line, and found the slope of a line perpendicular to a given line. The session went very well, the student showed marked improvement by the end in a few areas."
"The student and I reviewed more probability in preparation for his upcoming test. He seemed to have a better understanding of the material after working with it before, and he was able to identify inclusive and mutually exclusive events with ease. One topic he struggled with was odds; I plan to review this more in our next session."
"We reviewed for his test. We went over statistics along along with quadratics. We also worked on some of his chemistry homework about physical versus chemical reactions and balancing equations."
"We continued work on ratios today. We went over Tuesday's problems and discussed what a ratio is. The student was able to figure out the unit rate using a table but still seemed to have difficulty understanding what a ratio was, and how the computation of ratios was similar to fractions and percents. I presented more examples using numbers where the relationships would be easier to see."
"We had a very good session. We reviewed the derivation of some fairly complex and difficult trig identities. The student mastered them all. She has demonstrated an very high level of skill in mathematics and I think her confidence has improved significantly, as has her grade. It has been my pleasure to tutor this very fine and bright young lady. I wish her and her family the best."
"For this tutoring session, the student had two areas that he wanted to focus on: expanding and contracting logarithms, and completing the square. We mainly focused on expanding and contracting logarithms. After we reviewed the three rules, we used them on several examples. Many of the examples came from the book, but we also used two of the rules to prove the third rule. For completing the square, we looked at two different ways to approach these problems. One was the box method put forward by his book. The other method was derived based on the concept of what we are trying to do when completing the square. We worked one example before the session ended."