Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first student chose to work on an online placement test during the session. She was able to successfully divide decimals and fractions without a calculator. The second student chose to do her online test on her own and asked to review concepts for an upcoming exam. We reviewed scatter plots, and mean/median/mode for her exam. Their teacher has sent me a timeline of material for the semester, so from the next session, we'll focus on moving forward and getting ahead on concepts."
"We covered the concepts in chapters 9.1 and 9.2 which the student has a quiz on this week. We covered inverse and direct variation. In addition, we covered graphing variations and breaking down complex variation equations. She stated that she felt confident in her ability to pass her quiz."
"The student and I reviewed one of his previous quizzes. We went over trigonometric integrals, reviewed common solutions to memorize, and practiced problems similar to what we've been over to review. We worked on an area problem and a shell/disc method problem. Good productivity!"
"The student and I started a new unit involving solving and graphing exponents. She scored a 96% on her test for solving systems of equations. We were able to cover one lesson in her reteach packet, paying special attention to graphing. I explained to her that there is a basic shape to exponential graphing and that she could determine if she was on track or not by the shape. We identified several self-checks she could do."
"The student was positive in understanding how to solve exponential equations with logarithms. The change of base formula was a little challenging to him at first, but grasped it with more practice. I asked and he felt pretty confident with the lesson and practice problems we did today."
"Today, the student and I reviewed the problems from a quiz that he was given. We also reviewed some practice problems in preparation for his exam tomorrow. This includes creating a given concentration from a certain solution and diluent. He did well today, as usual. I will send him supplemental notes for this session, as there were a couple of problems that involved quite a bit of critical thinking."
"We reviewed most of the material covering series and sequences. This included different ways to express arithmetic and geometric sequences and how to determine what kind they are. We also covered how to find partial sums and sums of infinite convergent geometric series. We also went over Pascal's triangle and the binomial theorem."
"We continued to work on his math homework during the sessions, now dealing with simplifying rational functions. The student finished his work efficiently and we discussed his motivations for success in math, and in academia in general. We will continue to work on his organizational skills as well as short-term goals in mathematics."
"Today, we looked at material for the student's upcoming test over logarithm rules. She was familiar with most of the information, but had questions on how to apply it into some word problems. I had her write each part of the problem out rather than leaving some parts for mental math, and this helped her find the solution a lot more easily. I had her work extra problems out of her textbook so she could further familiarize herself with the necessary setup. With these, she was consistently able to find the right answer. At the end, I had her complete problems that I wrote myself, and she had little difficulty with them."
"Making a plan before solving, reviewed equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, and simplifying fractions, taught prime and composite numbers."
"Student A and I covered graphing of parabolas and reviewed for an upcoming chemistry test on acids and bases. I believe that he has a great grasp on chemistry and algebra. Student B and I went over statistical analyses of data and how to differentiate between observational and experimental studies."
"The student stated she has no further chemistry assignments due, so we worked on her math assignment. I helped her complete a homework assignment involving quadratic equations and simplifying expressions with radicals. She appears to have a good grasp of algebraic operations, factoring, and the use of the quadratic equation; I made only a few corrections on her work. Using only her textbook, we were able to work through all the problems. She remained alert and focused the entire time."