Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I taught the student how to add fractions, but she struggled to understand. I don't think she learned very much about fractions in her previous schools so next time, I plan to start with earlier exercises and work on getting her on the same page as her class."
"I taught the student quadratic functions, how to get the parabola function from general form to vertex form, via factored form. We reviewed how to graph them, their transformations and shifts, the factor that makes them steeper vs. flatter, and so on. I reviewed with her how to complete the square to accomplish getting a parabola into vertex form as well. We reviewed many problems at the end of each of the first two sections, and some word problems."
"I taught the student to multiply multi-digit numbers. He has currently gotten some level of comfort with 2 or 3 digit numbers multiplied by 1 digit (such as 262x4). Next week, we will work on multiple digit times multiple digit (like 355x32)."
"I think that he is a bright student. He understands more math that he thinks he does. I would be happy to provide some placement exam testing that correlates with what's he learning at school or what he's already learned."
"I was able to help the student figure out how to enter in her data into SPSS and also how to run the tests that her professor told her to run on the data. I showed her how to interpret the output that the test will produce, and how she should talk about that in her paper. She also asked me a few other questions about another data set she was working with, and we were able to run a couple more types of tests and figure out what the correct answer should be on her worksheet."
"I was able to meet with the student for the first time. We had a difficult start since I was not familiar with the method and material of his instructor. He wanted to prepare for a quiz on the product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule of derivatives. I had started discussing them using abstract functions. We worked on some sample problems and were able to clarify the process. He was able to pick up the ideas when we used the problems to demonstrate where we substitute and where differentiate."