Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We were identifying translations made on functions as compared to parent functions. The parent functions we were working with were f(x)=x^2 and f(x)=x^(1/2). The translations were horizontal/ vertical compression/ stretch and by what factor, reflections across what axis, and vertical/ horizontal translations up/ down and left/ right, respectively. It took a bit for the student to understand why when the x^2 graph got skinnier it was a horizontal compression and not vertical, but I tried to have her imagine the x axis bending up and squishing the graph together, so it is horizontal instead of vertical. After she completed the assignment, we did the chapter review in preparation for her test and she flew through it with ease. It was covering everything we've been working on the past few weeks. We did another assignment in the same translations section at the end and she didn't need any help."
"The student has a test coming up, so we interspersed quizzes among his other work. We drilled one-step algebraic equations and also wrote an intro paragraph for an essay."
"Student and I worked on multiplication properties and flashcards. We also worked on his homework- this week's packet focused on commas."
"The student and I worked on a math packet targeting state assessment preparation. We specifically worked on word problems, finding volume and identifying various polygons. She was able to complete the word problems during guided instruction. She was successful at completing the math problems relating to volume."
"The student and I reviewed her homework, which was all subtraction with borrowing and using the box trick method. Her attitude today was awesome, and she stayed focused almost the entire time. We really had a great session tonight."
"The student worked on getting her final term paper together and organized. She also started adding the summary page to it. I also spent some time with her brother this week, working on math and studying for other tests. Both kids did an excellent job."