Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over her homework on functions and finding slope. She and I went over her homework on the chain rule. She had a good grasp of it."
"The student's algebra class hasn't been covering much new material but he did have a Spanish test, so we reviewed for that. The test covered mainly vocabulary and preterite tense verbs. He is improving with preterite tense and it looks like he has a really good study and review method for vocabulary."
"Today the student and I worked on algebraic equations. We distributed, simplified, and then solved the equations for the variables. After showing him a few simple tricks to remember, he was able to solve the problems with almost no issues. He has a test Monday."
"We specifically covered rate of change and then the properties of real numbers. The student excels at mental math and it's quite impressive."
"Today the student and I conducted our first session. We began by going over the basic inequalities, and I gave her the key rules of the only time you reverse the sign of an inequality. Then we began going over one step, two step and multi step inequality equations. We also went through her homework questions which we completed except for one question which appeared to be missing one piece of information. She will ask her teacher for clarification on that problem. We agreed to have our next session on Wednesday. I explained to her that if they begin going over any new topics to have her mom email me so that I can have some additional practice problems for that topic as well as more inequalities practice problems so that we may stay on top of the topic areas that will be covered for the next test."
"Our session today was focused on the student's homework in finding solutions for systems of equations. The calculations are no problem for him. I tried to help him visualize each function as, instead of a line, a plane in space that was intersecting with the other functions included in the system. This approach seemed to make sense and helped with the application questions. We also had time after completing the algebra homework to work through a couple physics problems in determining net forces in a single dimension."
"This was our first tutoring session. The student and I worked on some word problems about trigonometric applications. She is knowing what the problem is asking to solve and how to set up the problem mathematically."
"For our first session the student and I reviewed graphing of quadratic functions for a quiz tomorrow; what a function is and its domain, range and x and y intercepts. She will email me the work sheets they are using in class and upcoming topics prior to our next session. She knows this material pretty well and quickly picked up on the topics that she said she had problems with in the past."
"We worked on projectile motion problems. The student has a test on this info tomorrow. I gave her extra practice problems."
"Today, the student and I reviewed the functions of graphs in accordance with his homework. I will plan to bring extra problems to our next session to strengthen his knowledge in this area. We also spent a significant amount of time reviewing his paper for his World Cultures class. He seemed to understand the material well. We made an outline for the paper and also worked on the introductory paragraph a lot."
"Today, we worked on the student's homework, which consisted of word problems, dividing with fractions, and dividing with larger numbers. He did very well today. I was very impressed with his ability to divide such large numbers. Additionally, he shared with me some wonderful news--his math grade at the end of this quarter is an 86, which is a vast improvement from his grade before, which was a 72. I am very impressed with his progress. He's worked very hard these past few weeks and I'm glad to see his hard work is paying off."
"Today we reviewed the student's previous exam and started covering partial derivatives. She was able to demonstrate the strong grasp of the concepts on her homework. We also began partial derivatives, which she had very few issues with."