Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued reviewing logarithms and exponents for tomorrow's exam. We practiced solving logarithmic and exponential equations, taking the inverse of logarithms and exponents, performing operations on both types of equations, and expanding or simplifying logs and exponents. She seemed much more confident in her ability to solve problems on her own. After I demonstrated the concepts she was struggling with, she practiced solving homework problems she had not previously understood. By the end of the session, she was consistently solving these problems correctly."
"The topic of the day was interest compounding. The student now has a good understanding of it and of exponentials in general. I discovered a few more gaps in his algebra notions, and those were promptly filled."
"Today we worked with improper fractions, mixed numbers, and performing operations with fractions and decimals. The student seems to have a good grasp on a lot of the concepts we covered. All in all, she seems interested in learning and always asks questions whenever she doesn't understand something. At this point we just need to practice the basic concepts a little bit more so they become easier for her to see."
"The student was in a good mood today. He gets to go back to his test tomorrow and finish the last seven problems and fix any errors he might have made. We worked on detecting and correcting errors on these types of problems, and then I had him go through when and how he might make errors on these problems. We devised a plan for tomorrow: finish the last seven problems; check a couple of problems he was a little unsure of then but is now confident in; check any problems that take several steps to complete, such as ones with many numbers or operations; and then check the problems he did first both days because he says he is a slow or bad starter. He knows the material, and I want him to see he can go error-free if given enough time."
"The student finished his monitored new SAT practice test today by completing the Critical Reading and Essay sections. His scores will be computed and analyzed this week, so we can go over them next week, identify strengths and weaknesses, and plan his tutoring program."
"Today the student and I finished up his homework from Chapter 1 of the book. We started by solving the problem we ended with on Tuesday by eliminating entries from our truth table that violated the problem's premises. The remaining lines were then compared to the conclusion that the problem was hoping to draw. We would use this technique a few more times on the last section, but we also did a set where we skipped the table and just described the only conditions that would make a statement false so that we could compare/contrast."