Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked on pre-calc and biology material with the student. He seems very confident and competent with the material. He mainly needs to continue reviewing the horizontal and slant asymptotes (which aren't easy)."
"I worked with the student on finding the x and y intercepts from equations and graphs. I have noticed significant improvement from her as the tutoring has gone along. We worked on some of her hw problems, and I also created some problems for her to practice on. She is well prepared for her quiz tomorrow."
"I worked with the student on her ALEKS math program. The skills were finding the slope of a line, writing equations of a line, using a point, and the slope to graph a line. The ALEKs program is not intuitive on how to use many of the features."
"I worked with the student to complete a review of their take-home exam. Topics included: domains, ranges, solving linear equations, and word problems requiring setting up and solving equations for unknowns. "
"I'm glad this helped. The student had a really good understanding of how to work through absolute value problems, but she just needed some work on understanding how and why we use those types of equations. As far as the general algebra problems go, the practice rearranging numbers and variables was really good for her. She just needs to be confident in treating variables just like they were normal numbers in equations, fractions, division, multiplication, etc. I think her keeping up practice and continuing working with a tutor will help her significantly. "
"In addition to a heavier workload in several of her other classes (art history in particular!), her chemistry class is moving on to a unit on the table of elements and subatomic particles. She had a lot of elements and symbols to memorize, as well as new concepts regarding nucleic particles (protons & neutrons) electrons, and their respective charges. Between some flash card sessions on elements and their symbols, I gave her support on a worksheet that required her to evaluate certain data on an element, such as its atomic number, mass number, and number of protons/neutrons/electrons, based on pieces of given information. We quickly noticed that several elements had somewhat different numbers of neutrons from protons. I explained the concept of isotopes and contrasted this with ions, which have a certain charge based on the difference between the number of protons vs. electrons."