Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over simplifying radicals involving variables. We went over some rules of exponents such as (a^b)^c=(a^(b*c)) and (a^b)*(a^c)=a^(b+c). We also went over dealing with radicals of a quotient. Overall, it was a quick and easy session, as the student picked up how to solve these types of equations quite quickly. We finished off with just some practice problems."
"I continued to work with the student on her midterm review. We reviewed the completion of the square method again to put functions in vertex form. We covered identifying the rule for functions after a series of transformations as well as identifying the function rule for a graph (quintic f(x)). We then reviewed writing equations and determining unknowns for direct, inverse, and joint variation models."
"We continued studying for finals. The student worked through questions on matrices and good understanding. She needs to double-check her work and make sure she studies the concepts once more before the test. She is a pleasure to work with!"
"We worked on chemistry today because the student has a chemistry test tomorrow. We reviewed significant digits, and stoichiometry (converting grams to moles and moles to moles and moles to grams using a balanced equation). We also reviewed isotopes and mass and atomic numbers. We discussed valence electrons and worked on Lewis structures. We used the online modules principally for the review. We also did the naming compound module."
"The student and I spent the afternoon working on the problems from her review for her final. Her final is tomorrow and this was our first session. We went over every problem today covered in the review and SHE worked each problem. I'm confident she has been exposed to everything. I encouraged her to repeat the problems again tonight on her own to make sure she has the processes down and has memorized the necessary equations. With further practice, I have no doubt that she can master this material."
"Today, the student and I worked on review for his upcoming Algebra 2 final. One unit was on concepts from statistics. We compared biased and unbiased estimators, sample statistics, and population parameters. We solved word problems relating sample sizes and statistics to population sizes and parameters. Another unit was on functions. Accordingly, we reviewed piecewise defined functions. We gave a piecewise definition of the absolute value function and plotted some points to graph the function. We saw that it had no points of discontinuity. We then gave a vertical shift of one unit on the positive side of the graph. We then observed the resulting jump in discontinuity. We are planning to continue reviewing tomorrow. I asked the student to look over his notes one more time before bedtime."