Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met to prepare him for a quiz which he had on the following day that we met. We covered logarithmic and exponential functions, including their graphs, general forms, and other real world applications. We used his class notes from the chapter (four different sections) as a guide to what we needed to focus on for the quiz, and went through odd-numbered problems at the end of each section. He is extremely smart, and knows his Algebra 2 very well, but he seems to rush through problems and skip important steps when trying to do them in his head which is what causes him to perhaps not get the good marks he should when he is testing. I urged him to slow down, and evaluate each piece of the question being asked without necessarily jumping to conclusions or doing out the math in his head."
"We worked on standardized test prep, mostly centered on fractions, decimals, and ratios, with a little bit of review from the previous session. I was very proud of the student, he was attentive and picked up on concepts quickly."
"We covered using logarithms to simplify more complicated expressions, such as equalities involving mixed bases with variable exponents, and strategies for how to do this effectively."
"We covered a variety of exponential problems. He was not struggling with anything in particular. He sometimes gets confused on more complex problems. However, after I showed him some steps to help simplify the problems, he understood it well. He has his own practice worksheet to work on. Overall, he did very well and should do pretty well on the test."
"Today he completed his math homework. He is becoming much more efficient in solving area and perimeter questions. As practice, I drew a car made of different shapes and had him solve the area."
"During this session we reviewed statistical properties from a data set. This included first, second, and third sigma deviations; determining the median and mean; and percentiles. We also reviewed proofs dealing with triangles and quadrilaterals. This included using laws of triangle congruence and laws of parallelograms. The student found proofs difficult. I asked that she get additional proof problems from her teacher since her current book didn't have any proof problems. I asked that she also work on more problems from her book to better prepare herself for exams. She has a good understanding of the material, she just needs to practice more. We will review proofs again next session."