Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over Book 1 of his math homework. He definitely seems to be progressing in some areas - he understands graphs more, exponents more, gets fractions, and so forth. I left him with the problems we didn't finish today."
"In this evening's session, the student and I worked through his final review packet. The topics covered a wide range, with a major focus on functions and their graphs. He did very well on the exercises we completed."
"The student and I prepared for his chapter test. We reviewed integration by parts, L'Hopital's Rule, and partial fraction integration. He has a very good understanding of these concepts. We reviewed problems from each section. He is able to answer questions with little or no help from me."
"For the first half of the section we worked on algebra 2 homework involving exponential and logarithmic functions. The most difficult concept was converting logarithmic equations to exponential equations in order to simply them or solve for a missing variable. On the last half of the session, we worked on chemistry homework. She has a good grasp of molarity and determining the necessary amounts of solute and solutions in order for a solution with a specific molarity. We also briefly began problems on molality."
"We went through the student's review for her exam. It was about rational function with polynomials. We covered addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. She knew how to use LCD to solve them. She was able to do cross multiplication. We solved several questions for this topic. She is doing great."
"Tonight, we covered the log definition, log identities and properties again. On Thursday, we will practice more logs, and I will introduce arithmetic sequences if he is ready."
"I prepared 15 questions for the student as a review before her test on Wednesday. She had some trouble with 3 questions, particularly the ones involving bounds for multiple integrals. I walked her through those examples, step by step, to insure that she was clear on the set up of such."
"The student and I started covering material on trigonometry. We worked through three worksheets that his teacher assigned him. Each one covered basic trigonometry concepts. I taught him a trick to memorizing the unit circle. The unit circle is a powerful yet fundamental tool that can be used to simplify many trigonometric problems. I did not assign him any homework because he has plenty of work to do from school. He absorbed the concepts that we went over. As usual, he was following along well and learned how to do the problems quickly when I had him try them on his own."
"The student has an exam tomorrow that will cover rational expressions (fractions). Luckily, the material tested is supposed to be almost identical to the questions from a quiz that she took last week. We began, then, by going over that quiz. Over half of her missed points were due to hurried mistakes, and the other half involved graphing or running out of time. Throughout the session, I tried to think of ways that she could shorten the time she dedicated to each question. Practice alone seems to have made her considerably faster than before, but we also discussed checking each answers in a minute or less. Next we discussed complex fractions, and finally modified a few textbook review problems so she could practice graphing. After tonight, I think she has a greater understanding of the effects of holes, asymptotes, and zeros on a graph's shape, and I also think the added practice will really benefit her on tomorrow's test."
"We covered test review for the student's upcoming test. He's sitting at a solid B in the class, which is good considering he failed last semester. There are issues with neatness and reading his own handwriting, so I've been pushing him to do better in those areas."
"The student had questions concerning equations of circles and ellipses. She understood almost everything and had a solid grasp on all the problems, except for a couple, which we went over. Once she saw that all problems were set up similarly and could be solved through simple steps, she quickly figured out how to solve the problems herself. She should be well-prepared for the quiz tomorrow."
"We covered logarithms. We covered a few law of logs and did calculations. The student received an A on his last quiz. I did not leave him with extra practice."