Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued with area/perimeter of figures, this time adding parallelograms. We went over their relationship to rectangles and triangles and completed homework and extension questions."
"I helped the client review for his algebra and chemistry tests coming up. First, we reviewed how to differentiate and name ionic, organic, and molecular compounds. I also explained the concept of salts and the neutralization process of acids/bases. Next, we went over some problems that the client had trouble with regarding factoring polynomials. We worked the problems together and the client became more familiar with the steps."
"We worked on her high school applications. We made revisions to her short response and essay questions."
"In this session the student and I went over naming of different types of ratios, knowing if you have enough information to solve a problem, scatter plot correlation, turning fractions into percents, simplifying equations, and solving basic algebraic expressions. It has become quite common recently for her to not to truly struggle with the topics."
"The student and I reviewed the beginning of unit 8 for her upcoming quiz. This material covers some basic statistics, such as mean/median/mode, standard deviation/variance, and z-scores, as well as principles of research design and sampling methodology. She demonstrated a very good handle on most of the conceptual framework, especially with the survey methods and causes of bias in sampling. We reviewed some of the practice problems in her workbook, spent a little extra time discussing expected value and operationalization of variables, and practiced with z-score problems, since she reported the teacher will have an extra credit problem using the z-score formula. She should be well prepared for her quiz."
"The student and I reviewed his homework that involved properties of exponents. He had no difficulty adding and subtracting exponents. There was also no trouble in simplifying square roots. We talked about the domain and range of functions with rational powers, the difference between odd and even roots, and how this affects both the domain and the range. The range is often easiest to find after graphing the function and looking at all the y-values that it can take on. The domain is usually easiest to determine by setting anything in an even radical equal to zero. Functions with odd powers do not have restrictions on their domain or range, generally."