Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on her high school applications. After organizing her thoughts into an outline, the student started writing the essays."
"We covered integration word problems off of an old AP exam. I explained to her how to find what the questions are asking for and left her homework based off basic integration."
"The student had some work in physics on forces and acceleration using Newton's law. It was pretty easy for her, minus some problems where she had to use trigonometry to find horizontal components. She was able to figure it out pretty quickly after I showed her one example. The student had algebra 2 work on modeling linear and parabolic equations based on word problems. The student's teacher is making her do it by hand, so we went over how to do that. We also went over some chemistry for her, covering the different types of reactions and predicting products."
"The student and I worked on formulating explicit and recursive formulas from a table of values of a quadratic formula. The main points we clarified were how to write a recursive formula, the intercept of a quadratic formula, where x is equal to zero is the "c" or last term of the explicit formula. We also used example problems from the internet, and I suggested that she practice writing recursive formulas from a quadratic table since, although it made sense at the time, the concept was still fresh and could be easily forgotten or confused. Overall, she was a pleasure to work with!"
"We covered scientific notation. We discussed why it's used, what it is, and how it could be useful. The student was having a hard time initially with some of the rules of scientific notation, so we went over those. He also struggles a bit with exponents, especially negative exponents. We spent some extra time going over those. He is always positive and willing to learn. As we went through the material, he let me know how his teacher was teaching it, so we focused on doing it that way because it was making sense to him and it will keep things consistent when he's learning it in class. I left him with some handouts about exponents so that he could go over some of the rules that we talked about."
"This was our first session. We reviewed topics the student needed to know for his test the next day. We went over rationalizing denominators, transforming graphs and functions, the range and domain of graphs and how to find them. He seemed to have a decent grasp of the topics afterward. We will continue reviewing topics he needs help with on our next session. He was engaged and attentive during the session."