Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on polynomial long division. She already had a strong grasp on it but wanted to practice it some more. She couldn't find on the class website that there was any homework posted, so we looked up some practice problems from an exam prep webpage. I also showed her how to do synthetic division, which she had seen in class but hadn't understood what her teacher was doing."
"The student and I worked on positive and negative exponents while multiplying and dividing. She needs more practice with dividing negative exponents. Simplifying gets her confused, and she doesn't always understand how and why the variables or even numbers end up as the numerator or denominator. She does understand that when multiplying she adds the exponents, and when dividing she subtracts the exponents, but placement of the numerator and denominator is confusing for her. We also talked about scientific notation and standard form. She did very well with these. She was able to use some of the knowledge from exponents and bring it to multiplying scientific notation. She completed her homework and all of her problems looked complete and accurate."
"The student and I worked on projectile motion, a physics concept that involves parabolas/quadratic functions. He struggled the most with figuring out what the question was asking him to do, but he seemed to understand by the end of our session!"
"The student and I worked on properties of logarithms. I know that he was having some trouble, so I gave him a "cheat sheet" that showed the properties of logarithms and could help him out with the problems. I suggest that more practice is needed for to understand the material completely and know when to use what property. I think that after finishing his homework, he will be able to do so, as he showed improvement from the beginning to the end of our session."
"The student and I worked on quadratic equations, focusing on vertex form, quadratic formula, and real world applications. She initially said she was having the most trouble with the word problems, but was much more confident in these after our session."
"The student and I worked on questions from a test review for his upcoming test tomorrow. We reviewed various questions and word problems that involved the Pythagorean theorem for right angled triangles. He is well versed and amply prepared for the test tomorrow."