Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the chain rule extensively, working on 2 worksheets of problems. Radicals, denominators, trig fxns, product rule and quotient rule were all incorporated. The student is great at the product rule and quotient rule and is quickly learning the chain rule."
"For this particular session, we focused exclusively on the student's review for his exam the following day. his session focused on absolute value, integers, solving word problems regarding surface area and volume, as well as graph translations and working with geometry. He has a good understanding of the concepts. He seems to need some guidance on how to solve certain problems he hasn't seen before but once he understands it, he can solve any problem in that particular subject."
"We worked on pages in a workbook that covered one digit multiplication. I helped illustrate how each problem worked using my tablet. We reviewed basic division for the remaining time."
"For this session, we reviewed some homework the student had that covered material present on a quiz he has Friday. Most of the session we focused on word problems, since he was confident with most of the other material. We talked about what we're trying to do with word problems (create a function and solve it), and I gave him some basic rules on how to find the variable and write up the equation. By the end of the session, he was more confident identifying variables and had improved on drafting equations. While more work needs to be done on drafting functions from word problems, there is definitely significant improvement and it looks like we found a review method that works for him. The rest of the session, we reviewed a couple questions on the practice test packet."
"The student was able to pick up her current assignment from the teacher for today. We had plenty to do with the current assignment. We worked on factoring and finding the solutions of quadratic equations, and made it about 3/4 of the way through the assignment before our time ended. She was very focused, and was doing really well with the problems by the end of our session. I will probably follow up with her teacher via email, to try and figure out if there is anything that we need to do to get caught up."
"We reviewed double digit multiplication and long division today. The student is trying to do all the steps on his own, but did remember major concepts and some steps from our last session. He has improved tremendously in his ability to multiply."
"The student is right where she should be in getting confident with addition, subtraction, and multiplication before she goes home to start school again. We have now gone over all one-digit addition problems and all one-digit multiplication problems. For numbers that add up to more than ten, we talked about visualizing the amount that adds up to ten, and then adding what is left over (e.g.. thinking of 7+5 as 7+3+2). Her accuracy is much better than it was when we began, and she is using her fingers much less often in addition. She needs some more practice to cement things in her brain. I want to review some next time and then work mainly on application problems."
"I met the students this week and assessed where they were at. The first student is in Calc, and I asked him questions based on what I know they covered. He is a smart student who has good fundamental skills in math. After we worked on it, he was breezing through it."
"The student is now in Chapter 9 of her book. We went over her homework on rigid transformations. I also discussed with her the importance of knowing the dates of her assessments. She gave me her teacher's e-mail and I e-mailed him for information. I need to know the pacing since they are not going sequentially and I also need to know the dates of quizzes and tests."
"We covered solving systems of equations using substitution, elimination, and matrices (on calculator only) today. We also set up systems of equations for word problems and solved them. I did not see test scores as they have not gotten it back yet. I suggested she go over similar questions tomorrow to help with retention. We also discussed her plans for college ."
"The student and I went over chapter 3, which covered derivatives and their properties. We went over rules for differentiability, product rule, quotient rule, and velocity functions. He has a strong understanding of derivatives, and just needs some practice applying the various rules."
"Today we completed problems involving multiplication of 2-digit integers by 1 -digit integers. The student did very well."