Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered the first derivative test, the definition of concavity, and the second derivative test. She had to be acquainted with some new concepts and definitions. She was able to catch on quickly, as well as extrapolate the concepts to cover new kinds of problems. She had a couple more homework problems to work on at the end of our session. Overall, it was very productive on her end."
"Today we went over the student's final review guides for the last midterm, which will determine whether or not they have to take the final in their class. Their improvement has been enormous, from a failing average to an 80% on tests. We also took some extra time to go over biology concepts for a final in another class. We plan to review for the final next Sunday as well."
"We worked through some assessment math problems. These problems are fairly straight forward for her and she knows how to approach most of them. There are a lot of problems to accomplish in a short amount of time, so I would recommend that she time herself to see how she would do."
"We practiced the basic concepts and usage of logarithmic functions. I left her with notes to help her finish the review sheet we started working on. She wasn't initially comfortable with the material at all, but now has a better grasp of it. We may meet up during the week to do final preparations for the test."
"During this session we reviewed his math homework which consisted of multiplying double digit numbers and answering multi-step problems. We then worked on a math extension activity, which consisted of creating a budget for a birthday party. We had to research the price of items, decide how he wanted to spend the money, and create a detailed budget based on the items we researched. We will continue to work on this through the use of flash cards and math apps on his tablet."
"Today the student had prepared a list of topics that she was not comfortable with. This included radical expressions, inverse relations, directly related proportions and graphing functions. I created a study guide for each of these topics, which included the general strategies she should expect to utilize when solving these problems. She has her final on Thursday, so we did some practice problems from her class to help her be ready for the upcoming exam."
"The student is working with radicals. He had finished about half his homework assignment when we started our session. He worked through the rest of his homework while I was with him; it involved solving equations that had 1 or more radicals that needed to be eliminated to solve the unknown. His teacher had emphasized checking their answers by plugging them back into the original equation, so as a result some of the homework problems only had 1 answer that worked and others had 2 answers that worked."
"The student did so well today. We did some problems for his homework due tomorrow and we went ahead and did some extra ones too! I created some problems for him using the website and he did great! We meet again tomorrow so I'm going to create a worksheet with some other problems."
"The student had an online algebra assignment dealing with the imaginary number i. We went through this for an hour and he seemed to understand. I spent the last portion of the session working with the student's younger brother on his algebra homework."
"The student and I worked on inequalities. We found solutions and graphed them. I explained on how to determine what area needed to be shaded using the (0,0) test. He works very hard at our sessions and seems to understand what we are doing."
"The student worked on Unit 4 Lesson 4 in his home school curriculum and on mixed problems in his textbook. He studied changing fractions to decimals with calculator (divide), how to calculate average (mean), a word problem of dividing fractions, the meaning of reciprocal. He was able to solve a 2-step word problem on his own. He solved a problem where he first assigned a variable for the unknown number. Then he compared fractions and decimals on the number line."
"The student was very focused this session and as a result, answered each of the questions from the review session with excellent accuracy. Since we're primarily reviewing for her final exam, we have been working on remembering the properties of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and also working on solving equations with decimals and fractions. She also understood the new material, calculating probability, very well."