Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed some techniques for solving quadratic equations. He then completed an online quiz."
"We covered graphing sin and cosine functions. These included phase shift, amplitude, period, and frequency changes. Additionally, we worked on reference angles and how 180 degrees added or subtracted from an angle can changes the sign of the angles sin or cos. The student is pretty easy to work with, but I have a little difficulty knowing where she may need extra help, and if I am spending to much time on a certain problem."
"In today's session we focused on multiplying and dividing decimals with a special emphasis on tracking negatives throughout the problem. The student has mastered the multiplication and division principles but oftentimes loses points by forgetting the negative in his answer. We also completed a Spanish worksheet the integrated vocabulary into daily scenarios. He demonstrated a strong knowledge of the vocabulary and did well with the assignment once he understood the directions in full."
"Midterm reviews continue. We reviewed a big chunk of material from earlier in the year and pledged to cover the rest of it when we reconvene next Sunday - including parent functions, composite functions, domain/range, and I = PRT (and partial combinations thereof), exponential equations and how to work with logs and exponents. The student seems to have a strong grasp on most of it, particularly once a formula can be written. We'll circle back in more detail on some of the weaker areas as time allows on Sunday."
"I worked with the student on an assignment concerning exponential functions, logarithms and natural logs. He admitted that he had missed a couple classes/ assignments prior, so there was some necessary review of basic properties of logarithms first. I tried to clarify the inverse relationship between exponentials and logarithms, which he quickly caught on to and seemed to retain as we worked further. We continued working on describing transformations of exponential and logarithmic functions, and tried to draw parallels between transformations of polynomial functions. The second assignment he worked on was leading into eventually using exponential and logarithmic functions to model systems. He did well and seemed to have a solid grasp of the concepts. Looking forward to our next session."
"I went over the math handout with the student for the test on Friday. She was having difficulties in identifying angles such as: SSS, AAS, SAS; I went over each and gave her examples for each to identify. In order for her to remember, I gave her clues to quickly identify them. We also solved for angle postulates, congruent, trapezoids and parallelograms. We completed the homework on the new material involving giving statements and reason for determining angle bisection why angles, sides, triangles are congruent."