Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is retaking Algebra 2 online. She is taking the course at her own pace and seems to be doing very well, getting a 90% so far on her first 2 lessons. She finished her 3rd lesson today, which she got 100% on. She then started the 4th, which was on system of equation word problems, graphing inequalities, and domains and ranges."
"We reviewed a decimals and fractions review sheet and some problems about graphing linear functions. The student is doing a lot better with multiplying and dividing quickly. Graphing linear functions in the x-y plane also went pretty well. We'll keep working on understanding a function and how the algebra relates to the graph. This is the most challenging thing for people, but one of the most fundamental concepts to succeed in advanced math."
"We went over continuity and differentiability, parametric equations (finding dy/dx given dy/dt and dx/dt, as well as d^2y/d^2x), applying those concepts to word problems, and implicit differentiation. We reviewed the student's assigned problems, and I explained the overarching themes/formulas for these lessons. We practiced graphing given certain information about a function's continuity and differentiability. We also practiced creating equations given a graph and creating two equations such that their intersection was differentiable and continuous. We also did multiple sample problems for both parametric equations and implicit differentiation. He is very smart! He can make small mathematical errors here and there - such as forgetting a negative sign or multiplying incorrectly occasionally, but overall, he gets the concepts quickly and understands the material. He is doing a great job."
"The student worked on the recursive and explicit formulas for exponential functions. We discussed those functions that increase (appreciation, growth) and those that decrease (depreciation, decay). She also found the rate of increase or decrease and used that in her formulas. She has a good handle on these exponential functions."
"The student and I had our first session today. We went over a Ch.1 test his teacher had provided covering adding with negative numbers, absolute value rules, converting between fractions and decimals, and plotting points. He seemed to be most comfortable with the graphing, so we focused the most on absolute value and working with negative numbers. He seems to know the basics of the concepts. I noticed that he struggled a bit with division facts, although multiplication tables were easy for him. I suggested that he work with some flashcards to solidify these basics, which will help make more complicated concepts come more easily in the future."
"During the session, we reviewed problems that would be on the chapter test. We focused on solving equations with radicals, particularly when there are multiple radicals within the same equation. With some pointers, she gradually improved throughout the session and had a really good grasp on the problems by the end!"