Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over trig identities and then we focused on vectors. We went over the dot product and finding the length of a vector. We then worked several problems involving navigation and the use of the law of sines and the law of cosines."
"The student and I are almost at the end of his required Summer homework. We worked a lot with sequences and patterns, and there were many problems that required a good amount of mental math. I went over some strategies with the student to break down mental math problems into easier steps. I noticed several of the pattern problems use some of the same concepts that programs did in a coding class I took, and it's helpful to show him parallels between math class and coding."
"Today we focused on an introduction to limits. We discussed the ways to solve limits (substitution, graphing, using points, and analytically). He worked on his homework as practice. Discussed continuity and greatest integers in relation to determining limits."
"We went over rate functions and particle motion which uses optimization and graphing. Then we used the last few minutes to go over some integral problems. We used past quizzes and exams plus the website to go over derivatives/integrals."
"The student was really sweet and fun to work with. He reads very well and very quickly. We need to work more on standard form and expanded form. I'd also like to continue bring creativity into our sessions."
"Today we read out loud from the student's workbook. He was very confident and strong in his reading skills. We then worked on math. His homework focused on how to write numbers in expanded and standard form, as well as marking 'the place' of a number (i.e.. the tens place, hundreds place, thousands place, etc.)."
"The student and I started log functions. He mentioned that out of taking last year's pre-calculus class, that log functions were the easiest. And he truly showed this, we were able to complete 2 homework assignments dealing with log functions where we usually only complete one assignment."
"We continued to practice solving sets of equations using elimination and introduced solving sets of equations using the Substitution Method (isolating one variable and then plugging in the resulting answer into the other equation so that one variable is eliminated). We practiced using the student's workbook, and several problems were assigned for her to practice between sessions."
"The student and I went over the homework assigned last section. We also went through the examples in each section of chapter 11-12. I had him do some questions in the chapter review sections of the textbook. For homework, he was assigned to rewrite an example in the textbook covering the above topic and try to solve a similar problem on his own."
"We worked on exponent rules and simplifying polynomials. I showed her that a square root or third root is the same thing as a fraction exponent, and I explained how to get rid of roots on the denominator of a fraction. We also talked about finding common denominators for polynomials written as fractions."
"We discussed more function theory, including inflection points, zeros (x-intercepts), even and odd functions, and relationships between the coefficients of polynomials."
"The student and I started with reviewing graphing linear equations, and then we worked through the chapter reviews of his textbook. Topics explored included solving one and two-step equations (integers and decimals), proportions, exponents, order of operations, and basic statistics. Overall, I feel that he will be familiarized with the most important topics of pre-algebra. As always, he was pleasant and easy to work with."