Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session is most about the logarithmic form on the applied math problems, half-life and doubling times in the chemistry terms. The student is trying to figure out how to solve the t value in the logarithmic form, and needed to figure out what is the N(t) value which is the future value. She is hardworking. She understood better about the N(t) formula and how to use it, and can also use logarithmic form to solve the t value. I hope she can use the knowledge to solve the question which I left on her homework."
"The student and I work on graphing quadratic functions and special factoring methods. This included the difference of cubes and difference of squares rules. We studied the vertex form of the quadratic function extensively, focusing on how to change between standard form and vertex form."
"The student had an excellent session. He showed up with his materials and a good attitude. He worked through his homework and practiced showing each step in his evaluation of the problems. He did well, though it is very much against his nature not to do the work in his head, so sometimes it took some convincing him not to do it that way. I hope we can continue this excellent progress next week."
"Today I worked with both the student and his sister. He and I worked on some applications of area sectors and arc lengths in relations to physics while his sister and I worked on different types of radical problems. She has a test next Friday that we will study for next week and I look forward to working with the student next week as well."
"It was a good first session. The student brought up some questions from a recent exam and then we went over some upcoming topics in probability. We also spent some time on calculator functions. We will meet again next week."
"We worked on solving an equation for a variable. Something that the student is struggling with is the multiplication of negative numbers. We spent a lot of time going over rules and examples of that so that he could get some more confidence with it. He also needs more practice getting the variables on one side and the numbers on the other; that way he can solve for the variable easier. He has a good attitude and stays positive, which helps in the learning process. We wrote out the rules and made sure we followed the rules as we were going through the problems. I left those notes with him so that he could refer to them with other work he has. I'm a little concerned about his grasp of the rules of multiplying negative numbers, but I feel like the extra problems we did at the end helped with that. We'll go over those concepts again next session and spend extra time with that as needed."