Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Finished working through Lesson 1 in our textbook, focusing on social etiquette, greetings, and introductions. The student did really well--she's still very engaged and is recalling things well. She still needs to practice her Hiragana but is progressing. Next week, we'll review and then start Lesson 2."
"Today the student and I covered her most recent test and upcoming homework assignment on polynomial functions. We first reviewed her previous exam because she had some questions about multiplicity and how to graph polynomial functions. Once I explained the process, the student grew a lot more confident in herself and her abilities. When we moved on to her homework, she struggled with factoring polynomials as well as using complex numbers in the factoring process. However, once we broke it down and reviewed the necessary steps, she got more comfortable with the material."
"We focused on Newton's laws, applications thereof and worked a number of problems on these topics. He continues to do well and is progressing nicely. He has an exam next week, so we will be scheduling our next session in two weeks."
"We reviewed strategies for each section of the upcoming assessment exam, focusing on logical reasoning premise questions, and discussed how to tackle long math problems. We completed some sample questions and agreed to review some additional types of math for next session. The student has a better understanding of the logical reasoning."
"The student brought essay outlines for two different prompts to our session today. We carefully went over them, spoke extensively about how to present an introduction, what we are looking for in terms of a "hook," and how to use a these statement to restate the question/prompt with the answer. We dug through the outline itself, moving things around, and discussed wording and voice."
"We focused on writing equations for piecewise functions and population growth functions. We looked at the step function and talked about how to describe the first line drawn and use inequalities to describe how long to draw the line. We reviewed how to find the equation of a line in slope-intercept form from a given graph of a line. Lastly, we looked at the equation for exponential growth, and applied it to a population and used it to model the growth rate over several years and predict the population after ten years. The student was doing better at seeing how to set up the equations for piecewise functions once we went through the two different ones, and she also was doing better with exponential growth once we identified the constants in the formula."