Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued preparing for the second half of his unit test on logs. We worked on using the product, quotient, and exponent properties of logarithmic expressions to solve equations involving logs. We also talked about how to solve for an unknown when it's contained in the argument of a log."
"We went through material using online learning tools and practice tests. This really helped me see where each of their individual problem areas are. I am pleased with their progress and I hope they continue to be outstanding students."
"This is the final stretch for the student. Once she is done with the current math packet, she will be done with the class. Our topic today covered general factorization of polynomials. In particular, it went over a template to factor any polynomial, including those with more than just three terms. While we did introduce some new material, we've been covering the same fundamentals for months. Although she claims that she hates math, she has become quite proficient. I'm confident that as long as she keeps up her effort, she'll easily pass the class in time."
"We completed a homework assignment on the volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms, then prepared for an upcoming test by computing the surface area and volumes of cubes, rectangular prisms, and triangular prisms. The student is good at visualizing what shape an unfolded volume will become. She is also good at computing volume."
"The student has a math test tomorrow on an assortment of problem types. We practiced for the test, using a study packet she had from school. We also completed her math homework, a good review of fractions and word problems, and practiced graphing from a data test. She seemed to breeze through the problems, and felt confident about her test tomorrow. We finished by practicing a science assessment exam, which she completed very quickly and accurately. She says she's been practicing - it shows!"
"I helped the student work on problems from a number of worksheets on complex fractions, quadratic equations, linear equations, and factoring. He seemed fine with some of the more basic material but was confused on how to handle exponents, complex fractions, and factoring. I showed him a simple method for factoring quadratics of the form ax^2 + bx + c, which seemed to help him a great deal. I think the "wins" from this session would be his refreshed understanding of material that had confused him before, as well as his delight when factoring expressions using the method I showed him. I should note that I left him my several pages of notes for him to look over."