Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I have created a plan of attack for his upcoming final (next week). He now understands what must be done for him to succeed with the material. I've outlined sections by priority and organized his notes by chapter and by importance. We spent the majority of this session working on chapter 6 (his weakest section from before our meetings began). We went through practice problems on exponents, exponential decay and growth, the principles of logarithms and how to solve relevant equations, the principles of natural log and 'e', compound interest, etc. We went over questions from a study guide his teacher provided, of which I provided additional analogous practice problems for each. The style of review for chapter 6 that he and I established should be matched as he reviews 8, 13 and 14. He appears VERY motivated, and I hope that he keeps up his good work. It's been a great joy watching his work ethic slowly develop with this class. He has worked very hard and it's showing on his exam/quiz grades."
"The student and I went over arc length, gear ratios, the base trig functions, trig identities, and wnr double angle formulas. It was great working with her!"
"For our first session it went very well. I feel confident that she knows the material and that she'll do well on her test tomorrow."
"The student is busy preparing for her upcoming exam on logarithms and exponentials. This session focused primarily on logarithms, log equations, log graphs, getting equations from graphs, log transformations and rules, half-lives, exponential decay and growth, "Pert" equations with continuously compound interest, compound interest, and inverses. I gave her some extra practice questions that I generated or found to be beneficial from the internet. I encouraged her to submit to me any extra work she was able to do before the end of the night so that I could answer any additional questions she had. Good job!"
"Our lesson covered finding the area of a triangle. Her problematic areas were focused on multiplying fractions. There were some conceptual problems she struggled with. Overall she definitely understands how to multiply fractions. There were minor issues. We used some rhyming methods in order to correctly divide fractions."
"Today we worked on adding and subtracting fractions, LCD, and improper fractions. We are going to meet again on Thursday for just an hour to work on slope. The student has a pretty handle on adding and subtracting fractions."