Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The session was focused on manipulations of logarithms for a pre-calculus class. I outlined several strategies to reduce and solve exponential and log based equations. In particular, we covered the rules of logarithmic manipulation and how to choose which rule to use and how to apply it."
"We covered acid and base chemistry. More specifically, we discussed the differences Arrhenius, Bronsted, and Lewis acids and bases, how to calculate the concentrations of strong acids and strong bases in aqueous solutions, how to calculate the concentration of a diluted solution, and the basics of titrations and conjugate acid-base pairs."
"Student 1 and I worked on fractions and subtracting 3 digit whole numbers, and Student 2 and I worked on adding 3 digit whole numbers. They both were very excited to work with a tutor and were very engaged in the session. I left them with 2 sheets of practice problems to work on until our next session."
"The students and I took a different approach in studying today because of updated information regarding what should be expected on the final. Their professor has indicated that questions would lean more towards short answer/graph-based type of questions, similar to what is currently found at the end of the modules in their course. So, we were successfully able to review the first set of modules (up through Module 6), and will continue with this process through our next session."
"This evening, the student worked first on what the curriculum refers to as "close reading." This is reading attentively so as to identify and understand main ideas and important details, in this case, on a short reading on the invention of basketball. Rather than the usual technique of having a student read a short text and then answer questions about it, this exercise has the student read the passage and then make up questions one could ask about it. She then had to go back and highlight where she found the answers to her questions. She found this exercise difficult at first. She was able to complete the exercise with a bit of prompting. She also completed a worksheet on unscrambling sentences, and another on using context clues to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words."
"We worked on reviewing the difference between factoring "expanding" and laws of exponents, vertical line tested for identifying a function given the graph, using two given points to find the equation of a line, using slope and a point to determine the equation of a line, properties of a quadratic function and the graph that matches, and solving x int's of a quadratic and the y-int given the equation."