Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered a review sheet for his social studies test. We worked through all the questions verbally and then he wrote sentences explaining his answers. He has a fairly thorough understanding of each topic. He seems really prepared for this test. Great session!"
"I covered some topics from the student's review. I covered graphing quadratic equations and getting an equation from a graph. I also covered composite functions and trig. He needed a little help remembering how to complete the square exactly. I showed him different trig strategies for remembering values of sine, cosine, and tangent. He remembered what I taught him from previous sessions, and was able to use that to work the problems correctly."
"We moved through about two dozen problems on a wide range of precalculus topics. In particular we covered parametric equations, polar equations, conic sections, basic graphing skills, sequences and series, a little on convergence/divergence tests, solving systems of equations with Gaussian elimination, optimization problems with systems of linear equations, non-linear inequalities, De Moivre's theorem and complex numbers. This was a set of review problems assigned by a teacher as preparation for a final exam."
"The student was working on exponential decay and graphing trig functions. We spent time reviewing the basic outlines for linear, exponential, and trig functions. The student then observed how the basic graph changes when different parameters are changed."
"To prepare the student for his upcoming test, we worked through a review of polygons. We determined whether or not 3 given side lengths were able to form a triangle. Some problems required us to use the area of triangle formula to find a missing base or height. Other problems focused on finding the area or perimeter of a quadrilateral. The student has begun to grasp these concepts very well but he is still making errors in his mathematical computations. I will work with him on being more fluent with his multiplication and addition facts. Also, I noticed that when he is working problems with multiple steps, he spends a lot of time at the computation step. Once he gets the computation step done, he gives the result as the final answer when he should apply that result one step further to find the final answer. We will continue to work on this next session. We ended this tutorial session discussing the topics for the next assessment so that he can began preparing for success on the finance unit test."
"Today the student and I worked on practicing her math for her final exam. She reported that she was able to work on two days' worth of the math for the final, and highlighted several questions that she needed help with. I worked with her on each of those questions individually, and she was able to understand the concepts that we were working on. We reviewed several different equations that she would need to know for the final as well."