Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through a few homework assignments the student needed to get turned in. The homework assignments involved arithmetic operations with functions and a little bit about composition of functions. I do see some progress happening and I think he can do well in the class given enough time to recover."
"We covered concepts of simplifying rational expressions that focused on negative exponents and multiple variables. We completed practice problems student was given and I created 10 additional problems for mastery."
"Today the student and I covered problems dealing with internal voltages in synchronous 3-phase generators and using the National Electrical Code tables to solve for complex impedance in circuits. We also tackled a problem involving non-dimensionalized quantities to prepare for the next session. In both problems the student dealt with the material well. He had some trouble in the section dealing with National Electrical Code tables simply because we were required to use portions of the table that he deals with less in professional (non-academic) context. The main strategy that we discussed (and have been using) is using the practice exam solutions to work backwards and develop methods for solving generalized problems from the specific problems we encounter. The student is going to continue working on problems this week ahead of our Friday session. We are going to tackle the non-dimensionalized quantities problem on Friday."
"Today we covered problems that deal with rates of change, slopes, x-intercepts, and y-intercepts. Additional problems were given for homework."
"We reviewed for her test (tomorrow) on linear functions. We went over graphing equations from slope-intercept form, point-slope form, and standard form. The student recognizes each form and knows how to use each to either start from an intercept or point and use the slope. She had some questions on the standard form when one of the intercepts was a fraction - she mixed it up with slope, so we went over several examples to clear that up. She tries to do a lot of work in her head, so I forced her to write more work down, which she will have to do on the exam."
"The student has an exam on Wednesday in algebra regarding multiplying polynomials. We spend nearly the entire session going through the unit to do practice problems from each section. She has a good grasp on the basic multiplication of polynomials, but struggled a little when they were put in the context of a word problem. After we went through every section, she had a good enough grasp to get everything on the test as long as she remembers what we discussed."