Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was working on geometric sequences, the nth term of a geometric sequence, and the sum of a finite geometric sequence. She has a list of formulas which she has to remember for her test next week. With the formulas, she did quite well. She did complete all of the assignments. She will be having the test on Wednesday."
"We discussed chi-square tests of homogeneity today. The student seems to have a really good understanding of this topic as well as the previous topic we covered, which was Chi-square tests of goodness of fit."
"The student and I covered some different pre-algebra topics such as evaluating expression, order of operations, and exponents. He worked quickly and soundly through his class material. After we finished his class work we worked on what are called "factoring diamonds" which is a pre-factoring learning tool to get students thinking about number factors that add to a specific value. He struggled initially, as all students do, and then progressed quickly. It became hard for me to stump him. He is doing quite well!"
"The student worked on a fun design-your-own-house project. She was given a $500,000 budget and had requirements in her house that needed to be implemented. The skills that she worked on were multiplication and subtraction, using her budget and square footage, and also creating an architecturally sound house that fit her budget. This project was created to go along with the nets that she is working on to create cubes and prisms. She had a blast and it was an awesome project, and the house turned out amazing!"
"The student learned about piecewise functions in math class this past week. We graphed them and evaluated them during the session."
"Today we reviewed limits. We learned that a limit exists if the function approaches the same value from both sides. Also, the value of a function and the limit are not necessarily the same. We used L'Hopital's rule when the form was 0/0 or infinity/infinity to find the limit. For rational functions, we simplified through factorization and then substituted the x value to find the limit. The student was eager to learn the material."