Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's assignment covered exponential functions and started to hint at the existence of log functions. Although it wasn't technically part of the lesson, the student and I looked ahead at log and showed that it exists as the inverse function to an exponential. Everything went really well."
"The student has transitioned to solving exponential equations. We spent our time reviewing properties of exponential and logarithms. As it was a new unit, the student did not have many questions with the material. He's excited to be graphing functions again."
"We went over problems involving finding the area of a triangle using the Law of Sines. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated that she understood the work by solving the problems correctly."
"Yesterday the student and I worked on an online lab for her physics class. The lab was based on conservation of momentum, elastic and inelastic and collisions. After reviewing the topic and formulas, we looked at the lab questions and started taking data. The experiment involved carts of various masses colliding for both elastic and perfectly inelastic collisions. We completed taking the data and then performed the momentum calculations. The student was correct with her initial assumptions and hypothesis about the experiment and we were able to verify the conservation of momentum for both experiments. Finally we discussed the follow up questions and she had no problem answering these. She also related to me that she did very well when she retook her latest test."
"We covered long division and synthetic division of polynomials. Student was struggling most with long division. Student had a positive attitude throughout the session. I showed student how to use place holders to make quotient easier to compute. I explained when synthetic division should be used versus long division. Student was to solve problem with ease after practice."
"We spent the first part of today's session working through Pre-Calculus homework problems related to vectors, breaking vectors into components, calculating work using force and distance, and working with rotations of vectors. We devoted the majority of the session to our review for the AP Physics exam, working through problems related to impulse, centripetal force, angular/linear momentum, torque, friction, energy, springs, and Coulomb's law. The student is able to recall most of the relevant equations for these concepts and is able to work through most of them independently. During our next session we will review all of the equations covered in the AP Physics exam as part of a final cumulative review."