Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on Annuities & Amortizations. I explained when to use each formula and what to look for in each word problem to know which formula to use. We went through several problems, and I had her walk me through how to solve each one. She seemed to understand the concepts that we went over pretty well."
"The student and I worked on completing the square, the quadratic formula, using the discriminant, and quadratic application problems. This was a little ahead of what her class is studying, so she was able to get an introduction to the material. She and I have discussed before that this can help her understand the topic better in class; she said it helped her with factoring quadratics. She was able to complete her homework problems. The homework had only just been added online, so she does not have to rush to finish it. Our next tutoring session is scheduled for the same time next week."
"The student and I worked on converting from fractions to decimals and vice versa this week. I brought three worksheets, one on converting from fractions to decimals, one on converting from decimals to fractions, and one with order of operations problems that required converting. We only did a couple of the problems on the third worksheet, so that is likely where we will continue next week if nothing more pressing comes up like a quiz to study for."
"The student and I worked on derivatives of exponential and logarithmic functions, as well as finding the equation of a tangent line. He didn't know many of the derivative rules, nor the properties of logarithms, so I helped him through some problems, and let him do a few on his own to make sure that he understood. I told him that he really needs to practice some more in order to really understand and remember them, and I sent him a sheet of derivatives. He said that he had a lot of practice already that he could work on. We will meet again later this week."
"The student and I worked on expressions to solve problems in math where she had to determine which operation to use in order to find an answer to the problem. We also corrected and finished some of her previous math assignments where she had made minor mistakes. She understood all of them."
"The student and I worked on factoring strategies in finding all real and imaginary roots in polynomials with degree of 3 and other strategies in synthetic division and more. He was struggling the most with remembering the process to get to the results he was looking for in finding all roots of these polynomials. His attitude can be described as diligent and willing to learn. He must continue to practice these in order to be able to accurately and confidently use these on a test or exam."