Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did problems with scientific notation and a few that also included the product and quotient rules. The student had some problems with absorbing the new material and in having confidence with the application of techniques she had covered before. I recommended that she create some flashcards so she would not have to debate each time whether a positive times a negative was positive or negative. I think that she is starting to cover some important material that she needs to not rush through so it is important that she starts noting the areas that are more challenging to her. That will allow her to have more targeted review for the comprehensive exam she is preparing for."
"We did some corrections to a test the student had taken. She is becoming much more comfortable with interpreting figures in two and three dimensions, and we made a great deal of progress using the distance and midpoint formulas."
"We did some review and problems in graphing absolute value functions and also in graphing inequalities. The student did great with the assignment once we went over the specifics of graphing each function."
"We discussed a) domain and range, b) slope of a line as it relates to graphing a real-world relationship, and c) discrete continuous data. The student was having difficulty understanding the concepts as they relate to real-world problems. The use of examples seemed to give the student more conceptual understanding of the terms."
"We discussed combinations of positive and negative numbers that will yield a certain result. Explained that the order of the addends does not matter when solving these problems. We also discussed organization and study skills."
"We discussed how to save files and upload files with Pages for his English class. He had not handed in an assignment over the weekend because he did not know how to save and upload a file correctly, so we cleared up any problems he had with the iPad technology. He is slowly getting the hang of it more, which is good. We went through ALEKS subjects, including fraction multiplication, distribution, and a general overview. He has math skills but does not enjoy math and struggles with staying focused and on task. Trying to get him to just do it in smaller chunks will see if he continues working on a regular pace."