Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We studied for the student's final in physical science, her last final of the semester. She worked very diligently to understand her toughest subject. We reviewed waves and took a quiz on waves, as well as reviewing EOCT packets"
"Reviewed order of operations, the distributive and associative properties of products, and worked multiple practice problems from the student's textbook. She has a strong desire to succeed, and was urged to do as many practice problems as possible; there is no substitute for repetition in getting good at math."
"We covered geometric properties for math. This includes finding the area of any polynomial, given some form of information. The student can solve for the area of any 2 dimensional shape by breaking it up into triangles and rectangles and adding up the total area. We then moved onto 3 dimensional shapes. This was a bit more challenging because there are different ways to visualize the shape. Still, the same concepts applied to break up the structure into shapes we are comfortable with, and the student was able to find the volume each time. I left the student some homework to do based on what he learned today. For science, we covered diseases, how to combat them with white blood cells, and other forms of protection like vaccines."
"Today the student and I finished up Section 13.3 and 13.4. We talked about periods of a function, radian measures of a angle, converting from degrees to radians and vice versa, and also learned how to calculate the length of an intercepted arc. The student did a great job learning this material and was able to answer the questions on her own once I showed her how to do it. She is doing a fine job of keeping up with the material and grasping the concepts."
"Since the student has a final for her Algebra class on Friday, we worked through some problems on a final review sheet. There were many topics covered, but we mostly focused on matrices, probability, and imaginary numbers. It seemed to me that the student knew the big picture behind most of the concepts, but struggled with small details that may not be intuitive. I would suggest that the student continue working on the review sheets and be sure to ask her teacher if she has any questions."
"We began going over statistics and measurements of center. I introduced the main concepts which he picked up quickly. He had no problems showing mastery when tested. We spent the rest of the session going over sampling and study design. He had more trouble with this since no math was involved, but rather memorization. I assigned him further reading to help him better understand this material."