Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a review packet for an upcoming test covering types of relationships, direct and inverse, as well as combined and joint relationships with multiple independent variables. He also worked on completing homework and reviewing how to graph a rational functions, how to find the vertical and horizontal asymptotes and using a table to get points to graph the functions."
"We went over solving equations (both linear and quadratic). The student was already well versed in solving basic equations, factoring, and using the quadratic formula. We went over every word problem in detail and I showed him tips on correctly setting up his equations. After our review, I gave him a couple of practice problems to test his abilities. He is improving in setting up his equations and is more than proficient at solving them once he has the setup. Will go over inequalities in the next session."
"We spent the session going over the practice questions the student received for her test on Friday. She knows that she needs to memorize the derivatives and integrals for the inverse trigonometric functions. By doing the practice questions, she gained a greater understanding of the math questions. Although she still needs to review before the test, she is at a good spot right now in her understanding of the material."
"The student did her math homework for the night (on proportions and similar polygons) with ease. Since last week, we have been reviewing the previous chapter section, which she understood very well. We moved ahead today, on to other proportion applications (percents, percent error, etc.). This is what she will learn in class next week. Since it's building off the same principle of proportions, which she is very comfortable with, she had no problem picking up the material in the rest of the chapter. I'm guessing she'll be tested on this material either next Friday or the following week, and I'm confident she will do very well on the exam."
"The student and I worked on coordinate geometry: plotting points, reflections, and translations. We also continued working on positive and negative numbers. She quickly picked up on how to multiply and divide between them. We worked on defining a strategy for approaching problems which worked very well for her. I left her with some flashcards to review over the weekend in preparation for a quiz at our next session."
"I covered similar triangles with the student; she had to state whether a pair of triangles was similar to complete the similarity statement. She was working on that this week and took a quiz on it; she said that she was able to answer all the questions on the quiz. She will know the result next week. This session, we started a new section covering the Pythagorean theorem to give her a head start on the concept."