Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did problems on the student's semester review where we graphed logarithmic functions, solved logarithmic equations, found the domain/range of rational functions, simplified rational expressions, added/subtracted/multiplied/divided rational expressions, and solved rational equations. He is going to finish the last page on sequences/series. I gave him the answer to the word problem so that he could use it to check his answer. He worked hard and I hope he does well on his semester test!! Great Job!!"
"Stayed a bit extra today. Covered material that would be on his math final tomorrow. Overall, he has a firm grasp and is confident going into the finals period."
"The student is starting to review for her final exam, so we worked on material from earlier in the year that may have slipped her memory. She had difficulty with coplanar lines, but it helped to move away from diagrams to (even extremely basic) models. I assigned her some practice problems to focus on simple calculations with parallel lines and transverse, for her to solidify the skill before using it in more complicated problems."
"Today we reviewed practice problems, either via the website, online, or ones that I created, in order to prepare for an upcoming quiz the student has on random sampling, making inferences, mean absolute deviation, interquartile range, range, box and whisker plots, and mean, median, and mode. The student did not find difficulty with any one section, but did enjoy the fresh problem sets."
"The student has two more tests to finish his final week of school: one that tests his calculation ability and one that tests his understanding of word problems. I gave him problems of multiplication and division facts, problems with fractions and percentages, problems with decimals, and so on. These are no problem for him unless he makes little mistakes. Then we did word problem language, translating common phrases in word problems into actual formulas. Finally we worked on our strategy on word problems, drawing pictures on the descriptive ones to see what geometric situation is being described, and creating formulas of relationships in terms of one variable on the other problems. We also solved some two variable problems so he could work on his algebraic manipulation. He did a good job and he is motivated to get easy "A's" on this portion of his finals."
"The student and I went over her review packet for her test on Tuesday. We covered mean, median, mode, volume, and surface area. She has mode, median, mode, and volume and surface area of rectangular prisms down, but is a bit shaky on other prisms. She promised she would review the formulas."