Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on translating word problems into quadratic equations and then using simplification to help match equations with the answers available on the worksheet. We also worked on biology. We discussed body systems such as the cardiovascular system (where oxygenated blood is and where deoxygenated blood is within the heart portion of the cardio vasc system and how it can be confusing when blood is moving between the heart and lungs because of the terms artery and veins), immune system, excretory system, and endocrine system."
"We studied for the ASVAB, and the student did a great job! I advised him to work backwards from the answer choices if possible. Also, if he spends more than a minute on a problem, he should guess the second highest answer choice (i.e., if you are given 3, 6, 1, 0 as your answer choices, pick 3) and move on."
"Today, we reviewed problems and concepts that involved finding the slope. I gave the student a set of new rules and examples to help him understand how to properly use the slope formula. In addition, we reviewed practice problems that he did not understand from his past quiz."
"We used this session as an opportunity to work on several concepts from earlier in the semester that the student did not understand very well. We focused on rules for exponents and radicals. We broke down each rule and completed many practice problems for each area. Now, he has a much better understanding of these two concepts and can work through problems containing exponents and radicals with more confidence."
"We reviewed material the student was recently taught in class on rules of exponents, multiplying polynomials, and factoring. We covered ways to find the greatest common factor, such as prime factorization, and also compared factoring out constants versus variables. We solved a number of problems from the textbook on these subjects. The student has a good attitude and should benefit greatly from doing many more practice problems on her own."
"The student completed her homework assignment, which involved the even numbered problems for exponential functions. The components of exponential functions that we solved for were the a and b values as well as the y-intercept (aka the a value as well). Additionally, we worked on constructing exponential functions from input-output pairs. At the end of the session, we completed a mini chapter quiz at the end of the chapter which covered sections 14.1-14.4. She seemed to understand all of the topics that we have covered so far in chapter 14; she demonstrated this proficiency by solving problems that I pulled from the chapter (she told me that her teacher constructs tests by using questions that are either directly from the chapter or very similar to the questions in the chapter)."