Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on both chemistry and math. We reviewed chemistry and math exams that the student already took. She has two retakes coming up tomorrow and I feel that she is ready to take them. She was full of energy and wanted to learn the material. The session was a success."
"Today, the student and I went over rotating shapes about an axis. This is material that he learned in class last week. This involves using the skills he learned in integration and applying the disk and washer methods. This is an advanced calculus technique and he seems to be taking to it well. He was a little fuzzy on the subject initially, but by the end of the session, he seemed to understand it much better. After a bit more practice he should be able to work the problems much more confidently."
"We covered all the properties of exponents. I gave the student a list of all the properties with examples. We completed his review sheet. He struggled with the misconception that multiplying a term by (-1) changes the sign of the exponent. I provided the strategy, "When in doubt, string it out." I also taught him how to simplify fractions on a graphing calculator. Towards the end, I gave him a link to many videos that he will watch before we meet tomorrow. His attitude was excellent. He was very focused and mature. The big win? His big smile at the end of the session."
"We went over product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, and some basic logarithm algebra. The student needed a little help with the product rule and quotient rule. She has a positive attitude toward the material and I'll send her some product rule and chain rule practice worksheets."
"The student and I worked with logarithmic functions and compounding functions. He needed help a bit with when to use logarithms or to use other algebraic functions, but we worked through it. I think he'll need just a bit more practice with it, but he understands it."
"The student completed a packet from school on participles and gerunds. Then, we completed 8 stem-and-leaf plots, answered questions about two separate line plots, and completed 6 histograms. She will complete the rest of the histograms on her own."