Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over several practice problems on using trigonometry to solve word problems. All of the word problems involved finding values for sides or angles of triangles."
"During this session we first reviewed and went over his trigonometry homework. The student was very comfortable with this topic and so he breezed through the assignment. Then we moved on to his forensics homework. This involved questions from a movie he had watched during class. He managed to finish the worksheet. Lastly, he worked on his English homework. This involved two exercises. He managed to one by one answer each question."
"We covered the unit circle in preparation for her test today. Trigonometric functions such as sine, cosine, and tangent were reviewed. Student had trouble with conversion and trig laws. We cleared up most of her confusion."
"During this session we went over a few question on limits and L'Hopital's rule. The student did very well. Overall this session went well."
"The student brought her completed homework to her session and proceeded to ask me questions about problems she had. Her homework was on basic vector operations. Additionally she seemed more confident with the material as our session progressed."
"The student corrected and completed math homework, containing the following topics: division of integers, and substitute and evaluate algebraic expressions using integers. Although she has good grasp of integer multiplication/ division rules, I showed her the "multiplication triangle" and encouraged her to help any of her friends who struggle with the rules by teaching them to use the triangle. Since she is more concerned with her integer addition/ subtraction skills, we played variations of Bob & Frank card game for the remainder of the session. Skills practiced through this game include: adding two integers; subtracting two integers; adding three integers; and using "backwards" thinking to solve one-step problems of a form like (-5) + __ = 2. She was persistent in solving all the problems presented, even though the subtraction problems were particularly challenging. She made frequent mistakes, but was able to correct herself by using paper and pencil (the game is primarily played out loud). We finished the tutoring session by playing a game of "war" with a deck of cards where the object was to multiply the two cards (black cards are positive, red cards negative); signed number answers were accompanied by dance moves. The student was "assigned" to teach these card games to her family members for practice."