Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I looked over a review for her upcoming quiz in exponential and logarithmic functions. The student had completed the majority of the review on her own, and was very comfortable with using information from vertex-form exponential and logarithmic functions to graphically represent them, but was unsure of how to determine the inverse. I showed her a few examples, emphasizing the order of operations necessary to find the inverse of exponential and logarithmic functions, as well as pointing out that every term in the function is either inverted or opposed. After she worked some practice functions, she was able to consistently find the inverse. I left her with a paper showing the steps of finding the inverse, as well as labelled vertex form exponential and logarithmic functions as reference."
"I will provide weekly homework practice sheets for the student to work on, while also going over the curriculum in sequence."
"The session focused on a cumulative review of the semester to this point covering factoring, graphing, and solving inequalities. The new concept of using long division to divide polynomials was added. The student struggled with the new concept but quickly picked up the topic with help and was able to solve the challenging problems without assistance. The student was open to learning the material and felt very comfortable at the end of session."
"The student and I covered domain, range, composite functions, and the definition of a function. He had the most trouble in understanding why certain graphs represent functions and others don't. He will come to our next session after working through a few problems to see if he understands the ideas now that we've been through them together."
"The student worked on completing the square, finding the distance, difference quotient, and finding the slope. He's preparing for an exam next week, and it didn't seem like he had trouble with the material, so he should be fine as long as he keeps reviewing the material."
"I did a multiplication assessment with the student using both single and double digits. I had her solve problems using the standard method. Her procedures are excellent! Her only errors were in her math facts. I encouraged her to play the online math games I sent her, and try to practice for 30 minutes each day. I will reassess her skills again in two weeks."