Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student got the results of his trigonometry exam. Since many students struggled with the exam, his teacher allowed the students to retake the exam sometime in the upcoming week. We decided to dedicate this session to really hashing the material over again with many examples. We especially concentrated on the angular velocity conversions, since that is where he said he had the most difficulty. It is amazing what he was able to accomplish in this session when he was much more relaxed and paid close attention to the units. I taught him some simple tricks that allowed him to tackle the more complicated problems, and he did much better. I do feel that he is now fully prepared to take the test. Since the pace of this trigonometry course seems to be pretty fast, I decided that I will assign a couple problems of my own for him to complete on his own so that he has practice solving conversions without me being there."
"The student and I are continuing to review homework assignments well ahead of the class. Her homework was on vectors, their magnitudes and components, and adding/subtracting them."
"We went over the Law of Sines briefly, then went over vectors. We went over how to separate vectors into components and put them into component form, then went over how to find magnitude of vectors. We also went into unit vectors and how to perform vector addition using the various components of vectors. We also went over some practice problems involving setting up vectors given a vector angle and a magnitude. Overall, the student seemed to get the material very well, and was able to do homework problems on his own. I assigned the student some extra practice problems from the chapter."
"Today, the student and I worked on his math packet. We completed problems that had to do with line plot graphs and adding fractions. In the session, I also taught the student how to turn an improper fraction into a mixed number. We did a few practice problems and then worked on combining whole numbers and fractions. I will be emailing the student's mother some worksheets on fractions for some extra practice."
"The student and I covered chemistry and algebra today. We started off with chemistry which consisted of answering questions and doing calculations for her lab experiment. That went really well; she's gaining knowledge of chemistry and dimensional analysis which is great. We then moved on to algebra. It was all rationalizing, multiplying, adding, and solving rational equations. She seemed pretty good at answering the most difficult problems each section had to offer. She had an exam recently on these subjects. She should do well on the upcoming one because she handled the problems so well today."
"Today we went over the homework question that was assigned for this week. There were couple questions she has struggled on standard deviation and variance. We solved those problems together to make it clear. Then we moved on our topic for this week which are percentile rank, z-score, and box plot. We defined all the terms in our objective that are above. After we defined the objective, we started with the exercises, and she solved around 10 problems. When we solved the problems, we utilized the formulas for each specific wanted term. The student finished most of the even problems and odd questions were left as a homework assignment."