Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the operations of logarithmic functions. After going over the algorithms to approach these problems, she understood the methods to solve these problems more quickly. I recommended that she practice the problems a bit more independently until she solidifies her understanding, so she could ace her quiz."
"The student scored high 'C' in her last unit test that she took last Friday in her school. Student was not satisfied enough with her scores, as she believes that she could have done better. The student is doing great while in her class, as well as during tutoring sessions."
"First, we worked on the worksheet that was about division. Then, we worked on how to find the least common multiple of two or more numbers. It was a very productive lesson. After the tutoring, I received a nice email from the parent."
"This week, we examined further problems involving factorization of polynomials. Drawing problems from the sample test and other test review sites, we factored by grouping, used the rational roots theorem, factored using synthetic division, and found equations of polynomials that have a set of given roots. At the end of the session, we took a quick look at compositions of functions. The student is progressing nicely through the material and was able to complete most problems independently. After each problem, we discussed specific details concerning the questions at hand, noting possible variations and caveats to each answer."
"The student's class is working on exponential equations, and we covered some of the homework and quiz review material from class. He is improving on graphing exponential formulas and writing out exponential formulas for word problems. There were some questions about when to use a standard exponential function, as well as questions about the formula for half-life. Explaining the variables in each function seemed to help, and I feel that he has a good understanding of drafting exponential formulas."
"Homework - Problem Solving involving Multiplication and Division. The student had to write division equations. First I explained the example on the worksheet, which showed a model of 3 circles with 9 cubes in each. I explained that this showed 27 cubes divided into 3 groups which is equal to 9 cubes in each group, resulting in a division equation of 27/3 = 9 and a multiplication of 3 x 9 = 27. Next we did a problem together. Then she completed the worksheet."