Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did dividing and multiplying positive and negative integers. We also worked with fractions. I noticed he was not changing mixed numbers to irrational fractions before multiplying. Once I identified his mistake, he was able to correct it in future problems. We completed online homework from the school system."
"I reviewed past tests with the student and attempted to work with her on some mistakes. Her understandings of skills and methods is very good. Today, I took her further and deeper into the study of solving for variables and graphing. She did well, but has not yet reached the understanding of slope and how to utilize and manipulate an equation to predict specific values along a line."
"This session was focused on parallel and perpendicular lines and parallel line properties like corresponding angles, exterior alternate angles, interior alternate angles, etc. Also, solved various book problems. I left the student with homework problems from chapter 3."
"We covered how to obtain the Jacobian matrix if given a state vector, the physical or computational significance of the Jacobian, the significance of the Jacobian's determinant being nonzero, and how to do trigonometric proofs using Euler's formula for the sine function."
"A pre-test was administered. We went over long multiplication. The student was able grasp the algorithm with out any problems. I left a problem set for him to complete by Monday. I have no concerns for this session."
"We worked on math problems and reading word problems. The student had a math test on the previous day and we worked on problems to help reinforce the material from that test. He does the math well."
"We covered the volume and surface area of cones and cylinders and looked at them in the context of word problems. As always, he showed enthusiasm and was excited to learn and a pleasure to teach."
"He and I had a great session. We talked about how to set up inequalities from word problems. We did a lot of examples where we had to write out inequalities and then put them on a number line. He did great!"
"He and I reviewed the concepts from this week in math: word problems, equations, and long division. We practiced each of the concepts through practice worksheets and reviewed how important it is to slow down and check over your work."
"She and I went over quadratic equations, finding the vertices & domain and range of parabolas, solving systems of equations with 2 and 3 variables, solving for a specified value given in a word problem after creating a quadratic model, and how to approach her math project. She did really well and I am impressed with how well she documents her work. She writes out her work in her problems which is helpful for finding where mistakes are being made, if there are any. She seems to be driven and hard-working and I have confidence that her grades will continue to improve as she asks questions, completes her homework, and double checks her work. We plan to continue working on her math project and going over material from previous tests and material in preparation for future tests."
"We covered topics for her first exam. These included related rates, implicit differentiation, derivative of inverse trig functions, and finding extrema. We did some practice tests that her teacher gave to her. She had most of it down."
"This week, she and I reviewed for a quiz she was supposed to take on Wednesday. The concepts we reviewed were: 1) graphing quadratic functions in standard form, 2) graphing quadratic functions in vertex or intercept form, 3) solving quadratic equations by factoring when a equals 1, and 4) solving quadratic equations by factoring when a is greater than 1. We practiced problems using the end of chapter review and she had mentioned that the tutoring helped because she would have never completed the practice problems on her own. She felt ready for her quiz in class on Wednesday. For the next session, we looked at what she will be going over in class before our next session and decided to do some review on solving quadratic equations by finding square roots and perform operations with complex numbers."