Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student has a test on Wednesday. We worked through some problems on the derivation of e. She was able to do this fairly well but had some mishaps with the e function and implicit differentiation. She also kept getting confused when we switched from differentiation to integration. Overall, she was able to complete most of the problems accurately."
"Today we worked on logarithmic functions, natural log functions, and exponential growth and decay functions. After finishing her algebra, we worked on her chemistry homework and balanced chemical equations. She needs to practice solving logarithmic functions in her free time."
"Student is currently going over graphing rational expressions. He wanted help breaking down each component so that he could graph the equations on his own. We spent time going over the meaning and how to find the x and y intercepts, the horizontal asymptote, vertical asymptotes, and slant asymptotes. He seemed to grasp finding the vertical asymptotes fairly well. He will need to practice more on his own in order to identify the horizontal asymptote. We worked through them to together, but he'll have to make sure he can recall it on his own. He also seemed to understand how to find the x and y intercepts. He occasionally needs to remember the fundamental algebra rules, but is able to answer most of that on his own. I left him with highlighted, bullet-point steps when it comes to graphing rational expressions."
"Today, we began the session by working on the student's Reading Comprehension homework. She had to answer short answer questions based on a reading passage that she read in class. She did very well on this, as she demonstrated an understanding of the material. After Reading Comprehension, she worked on her English homework focused on her weekly vocabulary words. Lastly, we worked on Math. Right now, her class is learning measurement in inches and centimeters. They are taking it a step further by using measurement to determine the perimeter of irregular shapes. She did not need any help with this at all. I was very happy with how well she used the ruler. After her homework, I gave her extra Math practice (measurement, multiplication, division, and fractions). She did very well on this review. I also gave her two writing prompts. She struggled a little bit with the writing exercises, so I left her with two more writing prompts to complete before our next session. I am very happy with her progress."
"During tonight's session, the student and I worked on correcting her work that she did outside of our meetings and length. She made just a few mistakes on her homework and seemed to do really well with length. We will continue with length and mass in our next meetings."
"We worked with place value to the one thousands place. The student did very well when asked to regroup using the base 10 blocks. She seemed confident in her ability to subtract 3 digit by 3 digit numbers. We also are working on writing a paragraph. In this session, we did a brainstorming activity about a trip that she had recently been on."