Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued reviewing exponentials and logarithms today, as well as looking back at trigonometry again. He was still doing okay with the exponentials and logs, but he really impressed me with how much trig material he recalled after we had gone so long without doing any of it. We will finish up on Monday."
"The student and I worked on a review packet for math. He already worked through the problems and we went over them and corrected a few of mistakes. He on his own completed the questions assigned for class and then we together worked through some problems that he wasn't assigned to verify he knew the concepts. The student struggles more with not wanting to do the work, but when he takes the time to do them he does very well. We also discussed his other classes and some upcoming papers he has been assigned. Student 2 didn't need much help tonight. She continued to work on her narrative for English class as well as a paper for Spanish class. We discussed a few basics of what a proper narrative should include but she is definitely doing well with this assignment."
"We went over the student's homework involving graphing quadratic equations. We also went over the student's recent class material involving graphing linear inequalities. I came up with multiple practice problems for the student to get extra practice for his upcoming quiz retake. Overall, the student seemed to understand the material very well."
"We started some review for the test. We worked through several problems using radicals, absolute value equations, rational equations, and cube root equations. This involved finding roots, asymptotes, and learning transformations."
"We began by studying absolute value, a concept which the student grasped almost immediately. We then talked about negative numbers. The student had an easy time with addition involving negative numbers, but struggled with subtraction involving negative numbers when doing practice problems. I'll try to find a new angle to approach the topic for our next session."
"We studied for her final exam. She had a half completed study guide which I looked over. We discussed the half a problem she got wrong, then finished the guide. She did well on the vast majority of the work. I gave her four extra problems on the concepts she struggled with while finishing the study guide. She should do well on her exam. We will be meeting again before her exam on Tuesday"
"We covered concepts on sine & cosine graphs, amplitudes, and periods. We also started reviewing for the student's final exam by covering logarithmic functions, special right triangles, and exponential growth functions. The student completed practice problems for the topics that we reviewed for the final exam. The student had received unclear information from the teacher in regards to moving exponential graphs horizontally. The student said that she will review all of the sections assigned for the final exam study guide before our next session and have questions prepared for me to answer."
"Today the student and I worked on corrections from his last exam on trigonometry. Although he didn't have a great test, he was able to identify his errors in hindsight. The student did well with evaluating the functions, but was less confident with inverse functions and embedded functions. I advised the student to talk more with his teacher about the topics he was confused on."
"We continued working on a large variety of Algebra 1 concepts, some review, some new. I think it is really helpful for her. We have three more sessions scheduled, two for next week and one the week after, and then we are done for the year."
"The student and I went over the first few pages of her review packet for the final she has next week. Most of what we covered includes: simplifying expressions, working with rules of exponents, factoring, multiplication and division expressions, quadratic equations and using the quadratic formula. I went through each step with her and she usually could direct me to each of the steps herself. On the test she will be able to use a full sheet of paper with notes to help, so I am confident that she will do well."
"The student was having trouble understanding the concept of sample size as it relates to statistics. So we spent a good portion of the session going over the concept, answering his questions not so much about how to do it, which he seemed to understand, but more about why and the real-life application as it applies to statistics. At the end, he seemed to have a better understanding of the concept as a whole."
"The student and I went over geometry topics including consecutive interior angles, vertical angles, complementary, and supplementary angles, and solving for x. We also went over when angles are congruent and when they are equal to 180 degrees."