Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I studied a formula sheet that he had found on the website for his certification exam. We also spent a great deal of time covering the method to calculate the tension on a three legged bridle system. The formulas are complex and require a lot of calculations. I stressed to him that he needs to pay close attention to negative signs as well as order of operations in order to come to the correct answer. I built in some checks along the way to hopefully prevent little math errors as he is calculating the tensions. The book has several sample problems for him to practice with. I suggested that he practice several of these this week. The best way to get good at these problems will be to work them in repetition."
"During this session, we covered polynomial factoring in review for an upcoming test for the student. We completed her review sheet and worked on some extra problems that I came up with for her."
"The student and I worked on exponential functions and compound interest. We also went over electrostatics for physics."
"We went through graph transformation. I explained step by step how she has to apply the rules to transfer graphs. I also asked her to memorize the parent functions with points to make it easier to transfer graphs. We solved several questions on them from easy to hard ones. We also covered piecewise function and their graphs. I explained to her how she has to graph them. Then we went through the graphs on inequalities and shading. At the end I explained system of equations and different methods that she can use to solve them. She understood them and needs to practice on them a little bit. She is doing well."
"We have specifically covered dividing binomials and its uses in algebra. The student was able to understand the material really well, but has trouble applying past math knowledge to the concepts he is learning today. I left him with more practice problems to do at home. Overall, the session was excellent."
"We went over a packet that the student brought to the session, and then when we were done we did some PSAT review material."