Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went through a comprehensive review of this semester's algebra 2 class materials in preparation for the student's final on Monday."
"We reviewed for her exam tomorrow. We covered mainly logarithmic functions and their properties. The student showed understanding of the material and has a good footing to study for the exam tonight."
"The student and I worked on chapters 4 and 5 reviewing for her final exam. We practiced simplifying rational expressions along with various trig identities."
"Today the student and I worked through some practice problems focusing on methods of factoring polynomials. We focused mainly on recognizing special forms, factoring by inspection, factoring by grouping, and using the quadratic formula. We also worked together to develop an ideal order in which to try the various methods in order to maximize time efficiency in a test situation."
"We worked on biology, math, English, and geography today. This was our first day in the new English class, which was much too easy, so we'll get him moved up there, and the biology chapter was a repeat of the last one, so I'll ask about that as well. We started a new chapter in math, which he has already done in Germany so we're set there."
"The student and I did a comprehensive review of the rules of exponents in preparation for his quiz the following day. We practiced using his homework assignments and then with practice problems I created. We did a variety of examples for each rule. He did practice problems for each rule without me telling him which one to use in order for him to learn to identify when to use each rule on his own. He seems to have a solid understanding of the material. I've been noticing that he likes to do his homework before I arrive. I encourage him in doing work on his own, and would advise that when he comes upon problems he is unsure of that he "star" them or make a mark of some sort. This way, we can focus on the material that he struggles with the most. This will increase the efficiency of our time together."