Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we looked over a review that the student had for a text over geometry, specifically over area and volume. She was familiar with all of the formulae on her test. We discussed how she could take text cues to set up the right equation, and she later correctly answered those word problems. Afterwards, we looked at a vocabulary list she had received in her language arts class. For those words that she had not heard before, we talked about the definition, how to use it in a sentence and context/mnemonic cues to help her remember. She later worked on an assignment involving these words. She was effective at using the vocabulary."
"Today we covered exponential functions and their respective transformations. We reviewed all the relevant notes pertinent to her test tomorrow and I suggested that she review the readings that correspond to the subjects she seemed she needed additional assistance with."
"The student and I reviewed word problems with mean and median and box plots. We reviewed her worksheets and completed additional practice with box plots online. We also discussed more advanced word problems involving mean and median and general strategies for solving problems."
"The student and I studied Sections 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8 in preparation for his quiz next week, and his Chapter 3 test the week after. His quiz last week went well, and we will have one more meeting available for additional review before his next test."
"We covered evaluating and simplifying expressions. The student did very well with the concepts covered. She understood the steps necessary to evaluate and simplify expressions. She expressed the answers that needed it as a function of pi. Her attitude was positive towards the material covered. It was a good session."
"The student has her first test on Monday. We specifically went over problems from her two quizzes as well as her chapter review. The test covers limits including the definition, one sided limits, the squeeze theorem, solving limits algebraically, and infinite limits. The last piece of the exam deals with limit definition of derivatives (slope), using this to find the slope at a point on a curve, the tangent line to a curve and the normal line to the curve. She understands the definitions very well and is going to review some of her trigonometry prior to the exam. I look forward to hearing how she does."