Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Since I had received a copy of the student's last test on logs and exponents from her teacher, we went over her incorrect answers. She had missed 7 out of 35. It was a long test and some mistakes were simple computational errors. She then did her homework on quadratic functions. She had to graph the functions; convert from vertex form to standard, factored to standard, and vice versa; and also solve the equations by square rooting and factoring. She did well on this. The material will be included on her final and we are hoping for a final review sheet soon in order to prepare."
"Today, the student and I worked on molarity, molality, Avogadro's number, ideal gas law, and inverse equations. He had the most trouble with calculating molarity equations, but after going over a few problems, he was able to solve a problem on his own. He had a great attitude. He is always willing to learn and ask questions. I taught him the importance of units, and showed him an easy way to solve problems using solely units without having to memorize equations. I gave him extra chemistry practice to work on for next time."
"Today was the first meeting between the student and I, who is a very nice and bright young man. The entirety of the session was spent on Algebra. We covered the basic concepts of Algebra, such as algebraic expressions, word phrase, and understanding patterns. He seemed to struggle with the basic knowledge and language of Algebra, which is why we started from the beginning. But, once the concepts are presented to him he grasps them quickly. He has a very positive attitude towards the work and seems to enjoy learning new things. The student is not in school currently, and with mathematics it is important to practice a plethora of problems."
"We worked on the student's Chapter 4 Review Test which was on Wednesday. The bulk of his understanding issues came from not understanding the fundamentals of exponents, which we focused the most on (4-1). As we reviewed inverse functions and properties of logarithms, the concepts came back to him. He seemed to grasp the concepts after several practice problems. Since the test was the next day, I did not give him extra practice."
"During our session on Tuesday, the student and I reviewed for her mathematics midterm and briefly for her English class. She read the book "The Five People you Meet in Heaven" for her English class. Strengths- she put forth great effort and seemed determined during the session. She showed an understanding when performing different operations in mathematics."
"The student did very well. We finished going over section 4.8 and began reviewing for the chapter test. He has already retained the concepts, and he just needs to practice to gain to confidence in his abilities. He needs to memorize the derivatives for trig function and the unit circle. The following link has all modules related to his exams. He should try to do as many as possible. He should start with his weakness and progress from there."