Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed for upcoming test on conic sections. Reviewed formulas for determining important characteristics for all four types of conic sections and discussed how to identify conic section type from general form of equation. Completed review assignment and began working on test from previous year. Stressed importance of memorizing the equations to determine the important characteristics of the different conic sections."
"The student and I worked on perimeter. He was asked both to determine the perimeter of objects, as well as find the missing value of a side, when given the total perimeter. We then played multiplication war."
"We covered solving aspects of finding tangent and secant lines of a circle. We discussed the tangent and secant combination concept. This incorporated aspects of solving for variables using the quadratic formula and factoring quadratic equations. In addition there were aspects of solving chords that crossed in a particular point within the interior of the circle as well. In addition, there were some adjustments and instruction conducted in order for the users calculator to display the needed form of the solution to adhere to the assignments guidelines of decimal form. Student was tasked with making corrections to the rest of tangent circle equations within assignment outside of the session. We also conducted the setup and breakdown of the 4 word problems for calculations."
"Today, the student and I covered conversion of different units of measure. He had a great attitude and was prepared to learn. He attempted and completed all problems with his own efforts. I think that he has just about mastered these conversions and is ready to move on to problems with increased difficulty. I instructed him to disregard the "irrelevant" information which is often found in word problems. Always write down what you are given, and then determine what you wish to solve for. Be sure that all information is being compared using the same unit of measure before proceeding. I will look up additional information regarding BSA (Body Surface Area) and provide that for him soon."
"Today we covered Venn diagrams for probability arithmetic involving subsets, and, or, etc. We also covered counting, combinatorics, and Bayesian networks. Good session."
"Today we covered multiplication of three-digit by two-digit numbers. We worked on fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions, as well as adding and subtracting fractions."