Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed exponential, logarithmic, rational functions, and trigonometry. He appeared most engaged in areas that he was comfortable like exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions. He has an excellent grasp of those topics. He seemed less enthusiastic in areas like trigonometry, but we made some progress there. Altogether, it was a pleasure to work with the student."
"The student seems to be doing very well in her math class! She scored a 19/20 on her last quiz. This session we are going over material for her final. We worked on exponent rules, which she will make a notecard for to help her memorize. We also reviewed different types of factoring, including four monomial and quadratics. Her final is next Wednesday."
"The concepts covered today include the law of sines, the equation of a circle, degrees to radians conversion, absolute value, inequalities, and graphing on a number line. The student struggled most with solving equations, adding and subtracting involving negative numbers, as well as the proper use of exponent rules. I had to reiterate the importance of remembering the details when solving equations. I made a suggestion that the student use a calculator when doing addition and subtraction of numbers. The student is able to setup equations properly, but his mental math impedes his progress a little. I am emailing him some extra practice tests, but he is gaining confidence overall."
"We reviewed for the student's math final using a review packet that the teacher provided. The review mainly consisted of triangle problems. He definitely seemed a bit rusty with some of the concepts, but he quickly picked it back up once we worked through the problems. He seemed somewhat confused when it came to 3 dimensional objects, particularly pyramids. However, after working with him he seemed to be more comfortable with those types of problems."
"The student has his final this coming Tuesday, and also had a test recently. He did well on the part of the test that was on conic sections, which was the subject of his last tutoring session, but because the test was cumulative, he did not do as well on problems that went back further. So today we went back and did a review of logarithms, and of multiplying/dividing/adding/subtracting rational expressions, and solving rational equations and inequalities. We will have one more review session tomorrow to go over probability, standard deviation, series and sequences; his final is Tuesday. It was a good session. Since his teacher allows students to take a 3x5 card in with them with formulas etc. on it, one thing I have been making sure to do is write on a sheet the key things he should have on his 3x5 card to refer to."
"The student received a 79 on her last unit test, so we went over all of her responses on her exam. She asked questions and demonstrated knowledge of the questions when asked again to complete similar questions. She also practiced the multiple choice component of her assessment. She received fewer incorrect questions, indicating improvement! With practice she should be able to perform well on the actual test."