Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She is a wonderful student. We mainly worked on reviewing inequalities. Making sure she can translate word problems into algebraic equations and then solving them. For the next few sessions, she will look at her previous class materials to see which topics she wants reviewed/refreshed. For the next session I will also have a math workbook available which will have extra practice problems to work on."
"Today the student and I reviewed chapter 9: percents/decimals/fractions/conversions. I gave him a mock test that was comprehensive of all the material and gave him additional material to work on for next time so he could brush up on the material he was shaky with."
"The student has a quiz on Wednesday on exponential growth. We discussed how the differential equations for directly proportional growth are derived. I made sure she understood what each variable in the equation represented. We then went on to solve for the growth constant k. She was able to do these types of problems well and she only had to ask a few questions along the way. We then worked through a couple problems find the differential equations of different y functions (i.e. implicit integration). After a few examples, she felt comfortable with these types of problems."
"We reviewed a recent quiz in which student showed some improvement (79 vs 69). He is optimistic he will continue improving. I reviewed probability problems with the student, e.g. different colored cubes in a sack and experimental vs theoretical probabilities. I introduced the student to the concept of conditional probabilities."
"We reviewed multiplication practice online and then reviewed multiplying fractions with mixed numbers. We went over on her review sheet for chapter 7, and introduced the distributive property of multiplying fractions. We worked on word problems multiplying fractions, and I reinforced the importance of simplifying."
"The student and I prepared for her test tomorrow. We worked through concepts and practice problems related to compounding interest where the interest was compounded a set amount of times as well as continuously. This was new material for her, as she had missed class when this material had been explained. We worked through exponential equations containing e and graphed logarithmic equations with whole numbered bases. We got stuck at the very end on the questions where you derive the logarithmic function from a graph. We were able to work through part of the problem but couldn't get to the answer and she didn't remember learning it in class or have anything on it in her notes. She said she would ask her teacher about it before the test. Since it is the night before the test, I told her to make sure she remembered which equations she needed to use. We also tried to work through most of the problems without the calculator in case she wasn't allowed to use it on the test. Overall, she seemed able to work through the problem set questions with ease once we worked through the concepts and examples together."