Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I were working with systems of equations with three variables today. It isn't any more difficult than with two variables, but it is more work because there are more steps to getting the right answer. The challenge is to be careful in calculating so the right answer is found. She did very well in following the logic of the problems, but she did make some minor errors, which caused the answer to be wrong. Sometimes the best way to learn how to do the problem correctly is to struggle through doing it incorrectly. She is now much more careful and knows which parts are areas she needs to watch. She feels confident she knows and can do these problems on her own now. As always, she is a delight to work with."
"The student and I will continue to go over the multiplication table until she gets a better understanding of the concepts of across and down. I have the progress charts from each week, and she is making effective progress and understanding."
"The student and I worked entirely on logarithms today. We did different problems that use different properties of logs and natural logs. At the beginning, it was new material for her, so it was overwhelming, but after today and doing a lot of examples, she feels more comfortable with it."
"The student and I worked on 11 math problems on adding, subtracting, money, perimeter, and rounding. Forest is good with adding, struggling a little with subtraction three numbers, loves to do perimeter, and does well with rounding and money. We played a card game involving adding numbers, and we will continue to reinforce all areas of math."
"The student and I worked on a chapter review involving translation of functions, finding intersections, finding local extrema, and graphing and solving functions on her calculator. We then went through several problems involving finding domain and range as well as how to write them in set and interval notation. She understood the material well when we went over it together. I told her to practice more problems to prepare for her test that she will be taking tomorrow."
"The student and I worked on a difficult problem. The topic was the Chi-squared test for variance. She did very well."