Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is currently working on exponential growth and decay, and compound interest. She doesn't struggle at all with these concepts, but she just needed practice with knowing which values from given scenarios are needed in order to solve/ calculate. She also has been working on identifying the properties and differences between linear and inverse functions. She is very familiar with standard linear form, and worked with me on identifying the properties of inverse functions and how to recognize them in other forms such as tables, graphs, and in given scenarios. She is continuing to maintain an A average."
"The student is very smart and caught on concepts extremely fast. However, it's VERY important for him to complete the assigned practice problems and I will go over everything else with him next time we meet."
"We covered partial fraction decomposition. The student was familiar with just the first problem. He had questions about the others. The student is preparing for a test on Monday, so he had problems he was already working on. Student really took an interest in solving the problems and I was able to answer skills he had questions about. Student wanted to know when to use Ax+B."
"I taught the student the Pythagorean theorem. This was an extension of his learning slopes. He did very well on this. He is grasping viewing slopes as fractions. He efficiently did well on his previous topics about general equation forms and y intercepts without my help and integrated the knowledge into the Pythagorean theorem."
"The student and I went over absolute value problems, and also did some extra practice with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing negative and positive numbers. Next week, I'll bring more problems for those, and I'll also bring extra absolute value, distance, and transformation"
"The student and I began the session by reviewing his homework on geometric sequences, arithmetic sequences, and the recursive and explicit formulas. He did well with these concepts overall. We then worked on some practice algebra equations that focused on multi-step problems. He still struggles to get the operations necessary to solve the problems correctly, such as adding to both sides when he should subtract, and getting his positive and negative signs mixed up. Part of the issue stems from the fact that he rushes through each problem without taking the time to think through each step. We'll continue to practice these algebraic equations until he feels more comfortable solving them consistently and correctly."