Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"- The student and I reviewed for her unit test on exponential growth, decay, the number "e," logs and natural logs. - She and I focused on modeling functions and determining linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic growth. - I showed"
"Today we went through the student's homework working in fractions and several measurement problems. We worked on ways to help her remember the conversions between measurements. We also worked on fractions and focused on canceling and simplifying."
"Today we made bar graphs. I made activities for the student and gave her time limits to complete them to simulate a test taking situation. Her mother showed me her most recent report card. She went up from a 1 to a 2 on a 4-point scale in all math categories."
"The student and I discussed derivative theorems for constants, variables with exponents, sums and differences of functions, and e^x. In order to make the theorems more intuitive, we looked to graphs of functions and their derivatives for evidence of the theorems. We also discussed the theorems for derivatives of products and quotients of functions. The student scored 100% on his most recent quiz."
"First, the student and I talked about Friday's quiz. She believes she did alright on it. I asked her to look backward in order to assess if we wanted to tweak the way in which we were preparing for upcoming quizzes; we decided that what we were doing was working. After reviewing the topics that she got wrong on this past quiz (since the next quiz will cover all of chapter 4), we looked ahead to the topic of "u-substitution." In teaching her the concepts and procedures ahead of time in this up-close-and-personal fashion, I hope that her 50 minutes spent in class will be more productive. Hopefully, being ahead of the curve, she will be able to absorb all of the information from class and make further forward progress at internalizing the concept and processes involved in u-substitution."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming Calculus test by working through a study guide together. Oddly, the guide included several questions over concepts the student's class never addressed, such as partial fraction decomposition. On the familiar material though, the student showed strong retention, and she even made significantly fewer rushed arithmetic errors."