Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"On Monday February 7th, we met at the library for our first session of College Algebra tutoring. The professor for the class has already provided test material for the upcoming test and the final for the class; we will just need to cover all of our bases and make sure that the student understands it all and I know that we will be able to do that."
"Student 1 and Student 2 were preparing for an exam covering topics such as the law of sines and the law of cosines, particularly the latter. The students were practicing using this formula, and were a little confused about how to decide to use this formula, and sometimes, which angle to solve for first. After working through several practice problems, they were definitely getting the hang of how to use the equations and which were necessary to solve for the requested unknowns. We also began briefly talking about vectors in preparation for their next chapter covered in school."
"Student requested the review for an assessment test. Scientific notation, arithmetic- rational number, quantitative reasoning, number operation, Probability and statistics including-Range, Mean and median definition and exercise, problem solving approach. Due to AP test scheduling, we did not lesson last week on the 6th. We scheduled next Wednesday 4/20/2011 for assessment test study."
"The student and I spent two hours today preparing for her final. We finished the practice problems provided by her teacher, in addition to some that I had prepared. Her speed has definitely improved and she is working through the problems mostly on her own. She does have a tendency, which many people do, to make simple arithmetic mistakes. I am helping her to catch these and provide checks that will prevent such mistakes on the test. I think she is ready for the test. We will meet Tuesday morning to do some final review."
"The student and I worked on Algebra II today. She had a review packet, so we just worked through the rough parts of that including graphing equations, solving systems of equations, matrices, and logarithms."
"The student completed the homework exercises and a quiz for the week. The homework involved problems from the book on normal and binomial distributions. The quiz had 14 multiple choice and 4 "essay" problems. Concepts tested included discrete/continuous variables, binomial, normal, and Poisson distributions, probabilities, mean, variance, standard deviation, making conclusions based on the data, permutation, combination, etc."
"Went through more of the practice problems I had left with him. It seems that the student is going to need to do an in depth review of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. Also, the student needs to work on quadratic equations a lot. His geometry is solid."
"The student and I worked through the lessons for chapter 14 in Accounting. She was to finish the chapter 14 application problem and test after I left, as well as finish the "Homeless to Harvard" assignment and begin either her economics or her English novel."
"Began the session with a brief discussion of triangles, then spent the majority of the time working with linear equations. We reviewed the y=mx+b form, how to derive this equation given two coordinate points. Identified two weak areas, negative numbers and adding/multiplying fractions. Did some problems of each, strong progress was made with fractions. More practice is required with negative numbers."
"Tonight I met with the student and covered strategies for the HSPT and ISEE. We completed several synonym exercises which he did well with. We do need to continue strengthening his vocabulary. We also did analogies which he answered pretty easily. We finished the session by covering some geometric concepts and working out math problems."
"Gave the student all standard forms involved in integration taking examples and working other relevant questions. Cleared Trigonometrical formula required for integration. She worked on a number of problems including integration by substitution and also on definite integral. Gave her 16 problems as homework and worked on the theory necessary for areas between curves and straight lines."
"Reviewed the student's class notes and gave note taking tips. Looked at homework due on Tuesday. Reviewed previous semester material that he had trouble with to catch him up and get him prepared for his test next Friday."