Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I studied online algebra 4 problems, and worked toward the completion of her algebra 4 course."
"This week, I worked with the student and her sister in preparation for their math test tomorrow on geometric and arithmetic sequence. We did the problem set that was intended for review, then worked on a worksheet on seats in a theater."
"We worked on some strategies to study for the test. We went through multiple choice questions and free response questions from previous tests."
"The student learned about compound interest, but he needed review of simple interest in comparison, and the meanings of the principal and rate. He reviewed and practiced entering the rate as a decimal (divide percent by 100). A formula for finding the balance with compound interest proved easy for him after a few trials, and he performed parts of the math mentally. He learned how to factor a number to its prime factors using a tree diagram. He is very close to completing the math course and is on track to get the grade he requires to graduate."
"During yesterday's session, we did several things. We started by reviewing completing the square to solve quadratic equations. She did well with this after we reviewed how to use (b/2) and (b/2)^2. We then reviewed the third and final method of solving quadratic equations: the quadratic formula. She did well with this and we talked about how any of these three methods can be used, but the quadratic formula is the most straightforward and methodical way, especially when you are dealing with decimals and numbers that are difficult to factor by hand. We then started with logarithms. We talked about what logarithms are and how to convert them to exponent form and back. She did very well with this! Logarithms are kind of a mental challenge to get used to, but she did well. We talked about a couple logarithm identities, such as the log base anything of 1 and the log base x of x. We also went over how "log" is assumed to mean "log base 10" unless otherwise noted, and the log base e is referred to ask the natural log. Towards the end we started with logarithms of decimals. These are a little bit trickier, and we will pick up with those next time."
"We went over chapter 8.2. Once we reviewed the student's homework, she felt she had a good handle on this part of the chapter. We watched her instructor's video for chapter 8.3, and she was able to do her quiz. She got a 100% on her quiz. With our remaining time, we reviewed concepts she would need to know for her next section in biology."