Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed his quiz tomorrow. The testing tomorrow will be on word problems on systems of equations. We went over practice problems from previous homework, textbooks problems and he brought up any lingering questions. We ended the session by discussing why he wants to excel in mathematics and his short-term goals for this academic semester. He wants to challenge himself and prove to himself that he can succeed at math at this level. I let him know that he can contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I gave him instructions for further practice and preparation for tomorrow's quiz."
"We went over logs and functions. The student had a review sheet which he wanted to complete to prepare for his next test. He is comfortable with the material, and I am confident he will do well on his test."
"We worked through 1.3 in the text, covering topics pertaining to domain, range, and how to relate the content of one to the other in the context of functions. Also, we covered the mechanics of complex function parameters. I assigned pertinent homework based on this. He really wanted to work on a base-12 numbering system, for which he invented a numeral system. I used this to teach him how to do floating point numbers in binary. I assigned some problems for converting floating point numbers from base-10 to base-2 and vice-versa. He seemed to grasp all of the content."
"We worked on finding equations for lines in two dimensional coordinate systems. Finding equations of lines requires finding the slope and y-intercept or a point through which the line passes. We also talked about how to find lines that are either parallel or perpendicular to another line, by noting that parallel lines have the same slopes, while perpendicular lines have slopes whose product equals -1."
"The student got a high-80's score on his chapter test on logarithms, and today we started on trigonometry. He is doing very well. Even on the trig, where we were preparing him for a quiz the next day, he was clear on 3/4 of the material that was to be covered on the quiz. We only needed to go over 1/4 of it, which included word problems, typically the hardest part for most students. I then gave him an overview of what is to come, (graphing the trig functions) since that seems to help him understand material when presented in class."
"Concepts: - Properties of Logarithms - Summations - Geometric and Arithmetic Sequences - Lattice Points and Rectangles. The student identified the solution methods required for her homework."