Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over her worksheet on functions: what constitutes a function, how to tell whether a graph is or isn't a function, and how to plug in numbers to solve for functions (ex- f(x), g(x), h(x), etc.)."
"We covered Arithmetic and Geometric sequences. Also, we worked on transforming the sequences into linear and exponential equations. We also worked on domains and ranges of functions and identifying functions and non functions."
"Today we reviewed material from past weeks and worked on properties of polygons, including angle measures. I had the student practice a lot of problems which pulled on all of the concepts we have been practicing together. He seems to be grasping the material, but occasionally has problems recalling from rote memory, something we will continue to work on."
"First session. The student has good study and work habits but has had disappointing test grades recently. We looked into math content in a chapter for class and discussed time management. We will do practice problems Sunday with a timer."
"We reviewed addition that involved borrowing, number sequencing, place value, ordering numbers, and naming numbers using words. I left extra worksheets on these concepts for the student to work on during the week."
"The student had a test the following day, so we reviewed the material. We mainly focused on graphing absolute functions. She was assigned online practice problems, so we worked through those as well. I emphasized to her that she should write out her work instead of doing it in her head to cut down on errors."
"We covered graphing piecewise functions, solving systems of equations, absolute values and inequalities. This was in preparation for the student's exam, and I answered questions he had about the material. I will plan to review inequalities and piecewise functions in future sessions."
"We continued working problems together from sample math placement exams. As I had advised her, she continued working problems on her own over the past week and asked me for help with some of them. I instructed her to email me any questions she has before our next session."
"The student's new topic in math class is solving systems of inequalities by graphing. She's more comfortable now with graphing individual lines but will need to work more on solving systems. She did well on her homework."
"We reviewed some of the student's homework and some concepts he wanted to go over, including trigonometric functions and the unit circle: changing them from radians to degrees, graphing the trigonometric functions using the unit circle, or by the base graph and shifting it."
"We went through his chemistry homework. It involved organic and covalent compounds. I explained to him how he has to name them and draw their structure. We also covered alcohols. Then we went through algebra. We worked on matrices and their properties. We solved questions, and I explained why the order of operation matters for matrices. He is doing good."
"The student and I worked on his school assignment. We got through about half of what was a lengthy assignment. I showed him when it was appropriate to use a calculator. He did a good job!"