Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session today, the student and I practiced working with exponential functions as well as properties of exponents. We worked with negative exponents and rational exponents. We identified the domain and range of many types of exponential functions, identifying the vertical and horizontal shifts, and any reflections that may occur."
"Today, we reviewed for upcoming semester finals. Specifically, we focused on early kinematic equations and problem setup. Two note sheets were created, scanned, and sent to the student for reference. The first one was a rehash of our version of the equation chart, and the second was a graphic overview of the relationships between displacement, velocity, and acceleration, all mapped to how time comes into play."
"Unit conversion in the context of drug prescription and administration. Unit conversions and understanding the concepts behind them. Student had a great attitude. My main strategy was to ask her questions to make sure she was following my explanations, and then also to explain things in more ways than one until she understood the concepts. We will meet again to keep working in preparation for her test."
"We couldn't go over the homework, because the student hadn't completed it, so we will have to do it next time. We continued with lektion 1 and introduced adverbs like "schon" and "erst". We also practiced talking about another person and he did that pretty well. "
"After helping the student with the area problem I assigned during the previous session, I went over the procedures for finding the equation of a line from a graph, using the point-slope form of a line to find an equation given two points, and writing equations of horizontal and vertical lines. We also practiced applying the intercept-slope process for graphing a line from its equation. I emphasized the advantage of using point-slope form and how to check it using the TI-84. I introduced the method of finding square roots of positive integers by drawing rotated squares whose areas are non-square integers (inscribe the rotated square in a larger square with horizontal and vertical sides, and then subtract triangular areas to obtain the correct square). I left him with two diagrams to analyze and asked him to create at least 3 more to analyze."
"We worked on techniques to improve the student's performance on the ACT. The student was struggling with interpreting scientific data in the form of graphs and verbal passages. I suggested several strategies to make interpretation more manageable. I taught her how to put each paragraph of a passage into a one sentence summary. This allows for easier analysis and greater efficiency. I suggested she continue to take practice ACT exams and utilize a few of the most important techniques we discussed. We went through each question she got wrong on an official ACT test one by one and discussed how she could improve her scores."