Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Completed problems of finding excluded values in rational expressions. We also completed simplifying rational expressions through factoring and cancellations. In addition, we completed net ionic and total ionic equations. Reviewed balancing equations and naming of types of reactions. We also incorporated aspects of solubility rules to determine the solid substance from written description."
"We began a packet of review homework problems, completing 10-15 of them. The student found most of them easy, but had forgotten how to do multiplying and dividing fractions. We watched a short tutorial video, and we will review it further next week. I then remembered that, quite a long time ago, I had promised her that we would play Ultimate Go Fish (essentially, Go Fish with the goal of finding around twenty multiplication problems, instead of the usual 6). We played for the last fifteen minutes of the session and did not finish, so we will complete the game on Thursday."
"The student and I reviewed the techniques of substitution, elimination and algebraic methods to solve mathematical systems. It was a rather smooth session, and we flew threw the topics with some ease. Small strategies here and there to help him speed up his work, but he grasped the concepts rather easily."
"We did a biology and math review assessment. Math went pretty well. We're going to try and divide our time and energy between bio and algebra a bit more wisely to ensure she is doing her best in both subjects."
"We worked on finding area between two curves as well as volume problems from rotating areas around the x- or y-axis using the Disk Method, Washer Method, and Shell Method. She had the main ideas down but was confused on some of the little details which we were able to clear up."
"We went over elementary differential equations, specifically those that are separable, meaning the two variables involved are easily separated on either side of our equality sign. We talked about what a differential equation means and how it can be interpreted by changes in time. We solved a couple of easy questions and moved on to exponential growth and decay. We went over population growth and radioactive decay examples, which led to more rigorous uses of differential equations, namely population growth given a constraint and Newton's Law of cooling. We ended our session with a brief explanation of how these results are simply techniques used to find our exact function given its derivative form and a bit of other useful information."