Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on problems from the student's book discussing polynomials and then complex numbers. Her biggest struggle during the session was being apprehensive to try things. A lot of the problems he struggled with fall into place once you start to simplify or expand them."
"We worked on the unit circle, graphing trig equations, and the shifting of graphs. She has more practice. She is getting better with the unit circle, almost has it all memorized. She does really well at the graph shifts. Just keep practicing to get through them faster."
"The student seems to enjoy algebra and is doing very well. He prepares his homework and had specific questions to ask me about difficult problems. We did a review sheet for a quiz on next Tuesday and went over his mistakes on a recent quiz."
"Two homework assignments tonight: math and vocabulary. The student's math homework focused on combinations and permutations. Overall he did really well - he's a master at using the formulas! We still have a little work to do on the conceptual understanding concerning where the formulas come from and why they work, but I'm sure most (if not all) of his class is in the same position. Vocabulary studying went well as well. He was able to spell all 20 of his words for this unit correctly on the third try! It was a very productive session overall."
"The student's test is coming up. We spent today continuing through his textbook's math section. I noted some things he had trouble with, including, Pythagorean Theorem, volume, probability, similar triangles, and some important equations. He has a test this week and another next, so we will continue to practice this concepts."
"We reviewed the homework for the new and last unit of the semester. It was all about simple and compound interest. We also went over a spiral review due this week. The quick multiply and divide problems were a bit faster this week, and the student knew the simple interest formula really well. We started the compound interest, but it won't be discussed in class until tomorrow. Hopefully by next meeting, she'll know that formula by heart as well."