Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We warmed up with multiplication and division, followed by exponents. Then, we tackled a seven part word problem dealing primarily with unit conversions and logic. The student did very well! She learns quickly. I left her with homework of a similar nature."
"We went over all the planning details we discussed in our last session. We picked out math books to work from, chose a couple of courses for the winter and spring semester, picked test dates, figured out our weekly meeting schedule, and picked out some books to help her pick up her reading speed. We also looked at different options for her planner (hard copy vs. phone apps). Today was about making a plan and finding the right motivation for the next few months and it was a very productive day!"
"We went over concepts in precalculus and calculus, such as calculating rates and solving equations. The student primarily struggled with figuring out which methods to use to solve the problems. His overall attitude was positive, as we persevered through all the problems."
"We went over dilutions and fractions. The student seems to understand the concept of dilutions at the end of the session, but still struggles with fractions. The examples that her teacher gave were very convoluted, so I showed her a foolproof way to do dilutions. She will be finishing her worksheet as extra practice. During the next session, we will go over her practice homework before we start anything."
"We went over proportions, and we set two ratios set equal to each other. To solve for a missing piece, multiply the diagonal numbers and divide by the third. We also went over order of operations. Parenthesis comes first, exponents come second, multiplying and division (same level) are next, and addition and subtraction follow (same level). We also added and subtracted negative numbers. If you're dealing with two negative numbers, add them and your answer will be negative. If one is negative and the other is positive, subtract them and whatever sign the bigger number had (positive or negative), your answer will have the same sign. When multiplying and dividing, two negatives equals a positive. One negative and a positive equals a negative."
"We went over simplifying and multiplying square roots and cube roots. We also briefly reviewed adding polynomials. The student understood how to do everything, but sometimes made simple mistakes. I recommend more practice, and I am confident that if he does this he won't have any issues with any of these concepts on a test."