Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Finished homework regarding manipulating/simplifying exponents. Reviewed exponent rules. Student seemed more comfortable multiplying/ dividing/ distributing exponents and working with scientific notation. Some struggle keeping the rules for negative coefficients and negative exponents separated. Left a few handouts with a summary of exponent rules with examples and practice."
"We continued to work on arithmetic sequences. We worked on problems involving finding the first five terms, finding the missing term and writing arithmetic rule for the sequence. The student has no trouble accurately completing problems on this concept."
"Today we reviewed parent functions and transformations. The student seemed to be understanding the material pretty well. Its important that he tries to memorize the parent functions and their key characteristics. He still has some homework problems that he can work on."
"We started by looking over the student's last physics exam. He struggled with questions involving determining the change of the current or resistance if one of the other components was increased or decreased. Once we looked at Ohm's law again, he was able to fix his errors. We then worked on reviewing algebra. His exam tomorrow will cover multiplying, adding, subtracting, and dividing fractions containing polynomials. Our first step is to always factor each numerator and denominator. If we are adding or subtracting, then we find a common denominator. If we are dividing, we flip the divisor and then multiply. Once we are ready to multiply, we cancel any groups we can and then multiply. He is able to do this."
"The student has an assessment tomorrow on the chapter of Arithmetic and Geometric sequences and we completed the review packet she got from school. I sent her a Mock exam, so that she can start preparing for the Final exam."
"The student was spot on during our Wednesday session, as always. His facility and competence with the equations pertaining to circles and ellipses, their foci, vertices, and all other components is sharp, and I think he is in good shape. He has mentioned that he has gotten scores back from his last two tests but not the tests themselves. So, at the moment, it is difficult to determine exactly where we can tighten up even further."