Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I edited her story for English class then completed multiplication and long division problems, focusing on multiplication of decimals. She is becoming increasingly proficient in articulating and moving through the process of these mathematical operations. We still have some issues with multiplying larger numbers, but as she practices these more complex problems without a calculator, she will surely master this mental math. We will continue to work on these in future sessions."
"The student is a great student and wanted to learn the material. We worked on how to factor, find the roots, and find vertex form and intercepts of polynomial equations. I recommended she do more practice problems so she would master the material."
"The student wanted to review the topic of logarithms, which she was going to study this week. I went over the definition, which is the exponent a base is raised to in order to obtain a given number. I related the logarithm notation to the equivalent exponential notation and emphasized that the position of the numbers in both notations correspond. I also went over some logarithmic and exponential equations and how to solve them. With some exponential equations, if the bases can be made equal, the exponents can then be set equal to each other and the equation can be solved."
"Today, the student came to the session with a list of questions about the class material, and I worked with him to answer his questions. We covered a variety of topics in the session, including a general overview of the central limit theorem, when to use the t-distribution and how to use a t-table, the definitions of standard error and margin of error, using a z-table to find the area under a standard normal distribution, how to interpret a confidence interval, and a review of the binomial theorem."
"This was our first meeting, so we discussed how the student wanted the structure of his sessions to go. We spent the majority of our time practicing U-substitution integral problems, and by the time we were done, he seemed to have a good grasp on the subject. We also worked on related rates problems, and I gave him some tips on how to approach them as well as walked him through 1 practice problem before he did a few on his own. At the end of the study session, I emailed him 1 worksheet on U-substitution problems and 1 worksheet on related rates for extra practice."
"The student is learning well on his ratios and mathematical properties, but he is having difficulties converting percentages and fractions back and forth so we focused primarily on that. When I went over the way to perform these operations, he took to them well. For all the problems I gave him, he could do the math well."