Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on slope, rate of change, and solving equations. The student struggled a bit with his times tables. I suggested getting multiplication flashcards to practice his times tables. I will check his progress of his times tables during our next session. He was very quick in learning the material."
"We covered applications of integration. Specifically, we discussed Hooke's law and the relationship between work and force. We practiced problems in which we integrated a force function to find work. We also determined work for area-type problems, i.e., how much work is needed to remove water from a pool with a given shape and area dimensions. Primarily, the student needed help connecting the physics concepts to their mathematical counterparts. Once the physics concepts were more clearly understood, he proved quite adept at performing the integration and calculations needed to solve the problems. He appeared to have a better understanding of the applications at the end of our session, and we scheduled a time to meet tomorrow to go over further details before his test on Tuesday."
"The student and I reviewed her assignment on polynomial equations and their roots. She understood the concepts very well and only needed to be reminded to watch her signs and basic arithmetic. Other than that, she worked very independently. I showed her shortcuts to factoring by recognizing differences of squares and how to square binomials."
"For this session, the student and I really started ramping up the exam prep for her test in AP Stats. I looked over some quizzes she had done during her independent study time, and fortunately, they all looked good! There was a distinct improvement from the first time she took them. We spent the bulk of the session doing a quick review of some more basic stats concepts that she really has the hang of already: comparing and describing data distributions; reading and using box-and-whisker plots, time plots, stem-and-leaf plots, etc.; predicting changes in measures of central tendency if a higher/lower value is added to the data set; and so on. We also spent some time talking about data re-expression methods (like logarithmic transformation) that can make data appear more linear and thus be easier to read. It was a very full session but also a very easy one since she has come quite far since the beginning of our time together!"
"We did test corrections on building and graphing polynomial functions. Also, we covered rational expressions. The student understands the concepts thoroughly. I gave him advice on tracking all elements of an equation while solving rational expressions."
"The student is studying for an exam this week. He understands the type of questions on the review sheet. We went over the entire review sheet given by the instructor: mostly log and exponent problems. I guided him through most problems by asking questions as he tackled each problem."