Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an upcoming test on exponential and logarithmic functions, so we covered chapter 3 of her book. Her teacher did not go over solving exponential and log equations, so I helped her solve using properties, and she understood the material, but she is stressed about remembering all of the rules. We also covered finding regression equations for log, exponential, and logistic scatterplots using a graphing calculator. Problems like these are tedious, but are mainly calculator based. I helped her with some expansion and compression problems on her test review as well. She seemed discouraged by the amount of information covered, but she does understand the material and knows the relevant steps. We may meet again to prepare her for her test."
"The student just needed a little help figuring out how to evaluate inverse trig functions. I showed her how they're the opposite of regular trig functions, and how she can use the unit circle to identify what angles correspond to her problem, and then how to use the different quadrants to identify the correct answer depending on the sign of the input."
"The student received a B on his last test. Today he missed class, so we worked on the new lesson and it's homework. This section introduces the graphs of exponential functions, and their transformation from the parent function. After explaining how to graph them, he did very well in completing the book assignment, as well as the worksheet provided. As a matter of fact, he was so efficient, he finished before the 90 minutes were up. Thus, we moved on to the next section which focuses on the logarithmic function and the natural logarithmic function. There were 21 problems assigned, and he plowed right through them in about 10 minutes. He did very well today, was very focused and completed all his work."
"The student seems ready to work hard for the next test, so he's keeping up a good attitude. I'm sure he will do well on the next tests, and I will make more of an effort in explaining some of the concepts that he doesn't understand. Today we went over his homework, and he didn't have a hard time so things are looking up for his next test."
"The student sent me her class notes and a few homework problems she was having trouble understanding. We started out by going over the basic definitions and properties of log functions. She did not have a strong understanding of the definition, and it helped her to slow down and talk about what a log means and how to understand the notation. Then we went over the homework problems step-by-step. The student had some specific questions about her class notes/examples as well. The concepts were starting to click with her; I had her read the notes out loud and try to explain them as I guided her thinking process. I advised her to keep reviewing what we talked about, and make sure to think through the notation and definitions to help develop a more solid foundation. Overall it was a great session, I think she made some good progress and should be much better prepared for the quiz tomorrow."
"The student wanted some extra help getting ready for her test. We worked through the review problems together. She is doing pretty well and only made a few small mistakes. She understands all of the material and is just worried about running out of time on the test or making careless mistakes."