Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session, the student and I worked with exponential functions. We practiced working with negative exponents, rational exponents, and compounding interest formulas. At the end of our session today, we discussed using the vertical and horizontal line test to determine if a graph is a function or is one-to-one."
"During this session, the student worked on completing math homework problems in his textbook. The content covered included multiplication of fractions, determining absolute value, and converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages. He found conversion and absolute value to be relatively easy, but will need some additional work with multiplication of fractions. We will continue our work next session, and begin preparation for the ISEE middle level exam."
"During this session, we continued to work on the key characteristics for rational equations and radical equations from the previous week. The student is preparing for a test on these concepts this week. She was able to do the work with very little assistance from me. She understands the concepts and, from time to time, still makes some errors in distributing negative signs or some other computational errors."
"During this session, we covered logarithmic and exponential functions. I found that the student struggled with more of the basic exponential math components, such as negative exponents, or exponent fractions. We worked thoroughly on this since this will provide necessary structure for understanding both logarithmic and exponential functions. I believe he is smart, and with time and practice, I know he will become more confident in the way that he feels about the material."
"During this session, we covered solving quadratic equations by graphing and factoring. The student struggled the most with the signs of terms during factoring, sometimes mixing up positive and negative numbers. However, as we went over the factoring process, he improved drastically, gaining more confidence and accuracy when approach problems. I left him with step-by-step notes for how to solve quadratic equations by graphing and by factoring. There were a lot of "lightbulb" moments today for him, which shows that he is understanding the material more and more."
"During this session, we covered the student's Unit 2 test - multiple choice and writing for rational exponents and complex numbers. The writing portion of the test needs to be graded by her online instructor. We moved on to Unit 3 and finished with working with sum and difference of cubes factoring, which we will continue next week."