Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We met today to complete the review the student had for his upcoming test tomorrow. We reviewed exponential growth/decay, compound interest, graphing exponential functions, and properties of exponents. He understood the material really well and feels comfortable for the test tomorrow. He mentioned that he received a 92% on his quiz on Monday (we had met the night before to complete a hw assignment and review for the quiz) so we're hoping that he'll do even better on the test tomorrow! We will be meeting next week during our regular session."
"We specifically covered the chi-square distribution. The student was able to understand the material with little help. I left her to finish the rest of her homework at home. Overall, the session was excellent."
"The student's class is currently covering multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction of rational expressions. A major part of the multiplication and division problems is factoring polynomials and cancelling factors that appear in both the numerator and the denominator. We recognized this reoccurring theme and modified our strategy to make factoring easier. We also spent time on factoring quadratic expressions when the leading coefficient is greater than 1. For adding and subtracting rational expressions, the concept we spent the most time on was how to identify the least common denominator. We considered problems with a single term in the denominators to establish rules and recognize patterns, then extended these same rules and patterns to the practice problems with polynomials in the denominators."
"Today we worked on plotting equations on graphs once again. We once again had to cover basic underlying principles of graphing, fractions, operations, etc. The student is certainly able to learn these principles but really lacks a foundation in basic mathematical principles. I will continue to foster growth in these areas so he can understand the principles he is learning. We also practiced entering homework into his planner so he can become more organized."
"We reviewed the student's last quiz. He made a few small mistakes, but he has a good grasp of the material. We also reviewed his homework that is due Thursday. The material is log functions. He has a very good ability to reason through critical thinking problems."
"Today the student and I worked through her homework and also went over her notes. She is learning how to simplify exponents in school now- after working through all her homework I feel very confident in her success in this area. We also discussed and briefly went over what was covered in class the past week of which her felt comfortable with. She mentioned a possible test next week so that will be our main focus for next week's session."