Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on radicals and difference quotients. She needed help remembering the algorithm to complete problem, so we went over that in detail. She had a positive attitude toward the material, and is confident that she'll do well on her finals. We continue to practice the Pomodoro technique."
"The student's calculator arrived for today's session, so we devoted a large amount of time to learning to use it. We covered graphing lines and using the table function to identify the X and Y intercepts. We also practiced solving systems of equations by graphing and looking for points of intersection. We ended with talking about graphing other functions, such as quadratics."
"The student's chemistry assignment was first to devise Lewis structures and notations for different compounds based on their names and then to assign names and Lewis structures based on various compounds' notations. She was getting mixed up on "-ate" vs. "-ite" and "-ide", which we determined was based on the presence and number of oxygen atoms in the anion."
"The student's class began a new unit, but the content is still related to dividing polynomials and factoring. The content we reviewed is of multiplying, dividing, and simplifying rational expressions. Because of the student's understanding of this past unit, she did not struggle with the problems assigned for homework. I left her with only three problems, for her weekend consisted of a heavy workload of her other classes. She has not received her grade for the test she took on Tuesday, but she stated she felt really good about it and only struggled with four questions."
"The student's class continues to go over the Pythagorean theorem and the different variations and applications. I checked her homework and provided extra practice that topic. She has a test this Friday on what she has been going over this past unit."
"The student's class did make some advances this week, so today I helped him better understand the centers of triangles and the dividers which form them: centroids/medians, orthocenters/altitudes, circumcenters/perpendicular bisectors, and incenters/angle bisectors. We also reviewed steps for proofs."