Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked more on logs and equations with logs from where we left off two weeks ago. Also, we looked at solving exponential equations and application word problems that involved logs and exponential functions. The student was able to get through similar problems to the ones I did as examples."
"The student had a bunch of homework to do, but he said he thought I would be most helpful with math, so we went through the practice unit test together. This unit was focused on factoring higher-order polynomials using the division method, as well as graphing polynomials and using a graphing calculator to determine the equation of a function. Student does very well when he takes his time and has enough space, although he can make easy errors like dropping a negative sign, especially when he's rushing."
"Today we reviewed parts and percentage problems. We reviewed the use of commas and apostrophes. I informed them that I would e-mail extra math and language arts practice. I have no concerns from this session."
"During this session the student and I focused on topics in his review book that I think are challenging given my experience with the student. We looked at practice problems on implicit differentiation, inverse functions and their derivatives, and the fundamental theorem of calculus."
"The student and I worked a course assignment for extra credit. This assignment included the use of absolute value, ellipses, hyperbolas, parabolas, other graphs to create a picture on a graphing calculator. He seems to be very confident with the graphs and equations we worked on. No extra practice questions were assigned at that time."
"Student and I began reviewing for her final exam in Algebra 2. We worked through the first set of problems her teacher assigned her, while also reviewing key points of those concepts addressed in the problems. We will continue this and her chemistry review during our next session."
"Today, the student and I worked on introductory statistics. We discussed the concepts of mean, mode and median and I also had him do numerous practice problems to solidify the concepts we covered today. In addition, I also advised him to allocate at least 30 minutes per day (aside from the time he spends with me) to working on practice problems as he continues to prepare for his final exam."
"Student's AP exam is tomorrow, so today was our final session. We reviewed the meaning of positive and negative first and second derivatives, as they relate to their respective original functions. We also practiced taking the derivatives of trig functions. The final topic we covered was finding the area of a volume revolved about a line. The student had a good understanding of each topic at the end of the session."
"Went over correlation regression. Once she knows what information to use, she can work through most problems. She is a diligent student, asking a lot of questions and has improved on identifying certain aspects of data."
"Last night was my last session with the student. Her math final was this morning, and luckily, her teacher provided her with six review sheets. Though her algebra class had covered topics from conic sections to synthetic division, the review sheets focused on a much smaller subset of material: log/exponent rules, graphing, and projectile motion problems involving height. These three question types appeared over and over on the review sheets, so we made sure to complete multiple problems of each type, even though it did seem repetitive. More importantly, we discussed the strategy involved in all problems that required multiple steps. I think she remembered her older material well, so with the help of this session, I am sure she was more than adequately prepared for her final exam."
"Today we went over multiplying and dividing decimals. After, we had a big review of topics such as multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, fractions/probability and word problems by playing a game of Jeopardy. This was our last meeting and it has been a pleasure working with the student! I have seen her confidence in math progress tremendously. Her ability to critically think and provide multiple approaches to a word problem is awesome. One thing that I admire particularly is her ability to correct herself if an answer does not make sense, which means that she is really mastering concepts. She is a very bright young lady and I see nothing but success in her future! It has been an honor working with her!"
"We covered basic problems using long division, exponents, and order of operations, all of which came from assignments. He understood most everything conceptually, but had some difficulty doing problems at a reasonable speed. His main issue seems to be that he hasn't fully memorized single digit multiplication tables. We worked quite a bit on these and I encouraged him to practice these mentally in spare moments. We also worked on smarter and faster ways to solve specific problems. No concerns at this point. He was very easy to work with and stayed focused the entire time."