Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's math project. For the assignment, she needed to calculate the most efficient way to place a number of circles inside of a large triangle. To figure this out, she had to apply the property of a 30-60-90 triangle. After going over this assignment, we talked about her upcoming history paper about the story of Robin Hood as a Marxist critique. She is doing well in her classes, but just wanted to make sure she was on the right track for her assignments."
"Student was struggling with the way her math teacher was explaining the material. We started with the unit circle that she had not been thoroughly introduced to and built off of that to the material she was working on for homework. We also went back through her previous notes and clarified any confusion she had over past material. We are meeting again next Tuesday to go over any questions she has on the new material from class, as well as the practice test for her quiz."
"Today we covered her problem set for the week. There were a lot of arithmetic sequences and sums questions, but the student seemed confident in those. There were also some trig problems that she also understood well. Some questions required some thinking through and took a couple attempts, but in the end she understood them. There were also corrections made to her problem set that accounted for the issues we had last week in a few problems."
"The student and I covered some problems dealing with graph analysis, advanced factoring, and reviewing his previous quiz. He is determined to do better on the next one. I suggested some test taking techniques for a particular set of problems that have helped him during our sessions."
"During this session, I got to know the student a bit better. We covered functions, linear and quadratic, and reviewed some other types of functions such as logarithmic. She grasped the linear functions concepts pretty well and showed that she understood how to write the equation of a line using 2 to 3 given points. For the quadratic problems, she struggled a little bit more. I explained the concepts ad we did some practice problems.. She had a bit of trouble with word problems involving functions, so I explained those. We also went over the physics project she was assigned to do, and in the end discussed the parts of the assessment test and what she should do to prepare for it. Overall it was a good session."
"This session we went through the section 6 online exam covering law of sines, cosines, vectors, dot products, and De Moivre's Theorem. The student was quick, and picked up any new concept with ease. She seemed to be well-versed in section 6. We will be moving on to section 7 next weekend."
"The student started trigonometry in the past 2 weeks. We covered the unit circle, radians, trig functions, and laws of sines and cosines. The student seems to understand the material well."
"We prepared for her exam this week that will be covering law of sines, cosines, and area calculations. She was able to set the problems up correctly. She seemed to understand the material from the session."
"The student and I began covering partial fractions. After reviewing the basic procedure, we discussed different strategies for problems with repeated factors as well as prime factors in the denominator. We worked on some homework problems from the book and I constructed a few problems to make sure the concepts were reinforced. He grasps the underlying pattern of partial fractions well."
"Today we worked on a project that the student had in her math class. She has to draw a picture out of conic sections so we worked on determining the equations for these. She seemed to get this pretty well."
"The student and I discussed problems from sections 1.4-1.9 of his book. He said he felt very prepared for his upcoming test."
"First part of session was spent with student A reviewing transition matrices and completed subsequent homework assignments. We also covered his specific 'board problem', which he will be presenting in class tomorrow. The second part of the session was spent with student B, catching him up on his chemistry and geometry homework/assignments. He and I went over worksheets 1-3 (molar mass/conversions between mass, moles, molecules) which his teacher will be collecting tomorrow. He also has a quiz coming up this week on conversions between the three units. For his geometry class, we completed the remaining assignments (7.3 and 9.6) in preparation for his quiz tomorrow. I left him with additional materials he might considering studying for extra practice."