Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered included the Lewis Dot octet rule exception, and we reviewed her solutions and kinetics exams. During that time we reviewed first, second, third, and zero order kinetics. The student and I reviewed the importance of rate equations, and also reviewed some of the mistakes she made on her exam. Furthermore, we reviewed molarity, Molar concentration, and how to calculate various concepts. We spent a significant amount of time discussing her upcoming final examination and reviewing a number of various test-taking strategies as well."
"The student and I worked on two homework assignments for his precalculus class. The assignments involved finding the possible real zeros of a polynomial by using finding the factors of the constant and the leading coefficient in each equation and then using synthetic division to see whether or not they were real zeros. We also worked on the problems with the remainder theorem and the factor theorem and solved equations with nonreal zeros. We are going to work more this week in preparation for his quiz on Friday."
"We covered the Pythagorean Theorem and how it applies to right triangles, as well at its context in word problems and graphs. We also briefly reviewed practice worksheets, and I will send more."
"We covered probability with and without replacement. She was struggling most with the idea of probability and percentages. One of these difficult areas is when we pull three random observations and must determine that all three are the same outcome. Her attitude was great! She was determined and hard working throughout the session, despite the difficult and often frustrating material. One strategy that I left her with was to really write down all of the variables and questions and carefully determine the parameters of the problem before beginning to solve it. She seemed to be understanding the material towards the end, although we still have a little bit of work to do!"
"This session, we continued to review multiplication tables. We also covered and discussed the student's future plans. We went through the steps a student would need to take to, for example, become a lawyer or judge, getting a overview of the different types of colleges and general career paths. He was curious about many aspects of college, and asked questions. This session explained why it is important to do well in school (not just pass the course), and it seemed to motivate him. He is supposed to continue to review the multiplication tables and master the 3's."
"We went over the student's materials for Math 151 (pre-calc). The class at this time had focused on function definitions and notation. We worked through some examples and exercises concerning these concepts. He didn't seem to have any difficulties with this material."