Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's class has moved onto determining radians using angles as well as the reverse, finding side lengths using arc- and a mixture of the Pythagorean theorem. His understanding of the latter has improved greatly in regards to his use of these tools when required. My main focus was to continue giving him a better understanding of the unit circle, so we spent the first bit of our session deriving the most basic degrees in radians. We followed up by working through his homework. He had several questions about a few problems that dealt with "exact" answers. Thus we went over that extensively. I decided to leave him with a small amount of homework that will allow him more practice in dealing with these coordinates and finding angles from radians and vice versa."
"Today we covered 3 chapters from sin/cos law to principles of parabola. This is an review session, which is everything the student learned in previous quarters. He knows pretty much everything, but still need some practice on given formulas. Before I left I gave him some questions from the text for practice. I am sure it will be helpful, and next time we will continue for another three chapters he felt lost in previous quarters."
"Student is a 7th grader taking accelerated 8th grade math. He has some gaps in the geometry portion of the course. We reviewed properties of angles as well as cross sections of 3D objects. He is eager to learn and has excellent mathematical skills. He wants to prepare to exceed in the assessments he will take in May."
"We covered the review packet of the 1st unit of her Geometry class as she is going to have Unit test this Friday. I also gave her my own created Unit Test to cover the basic concepts of geometry and transformations. She showed around 84% of proficiency in the basic concepts of geometry and 100% of proficiency in transformations. She has minor misconceptions of comprehending the information provided in the application problems. She has a potential of achieving an 'A' in the incoming Unit Test."
"During our session we reviewed for her exam on Friday. We covered anti-derivatives and The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. She was having the most trouble with setting up application based problems, but we worked a lot of examples and she seemed to get the hang of it."
"For our first session, the student introduced me to the concepts he is currently learning: Time, Fractions, Angles, Multiplication, and Division. His favorite topic is Multiplication and his least favorite is Angles. He showed me his multiplication chart and we went through practice problems. He recognizes that he struggles most with multiplying by 6, 7, and 8. We reviewed multiplying by two and three-digit numbers. We went over basic division and long division problems. We also looked at adding fractions. He seemed to most enjoy the practical fraction examples: splitting a family tree, pizza pie, and other foods. He works quickly and seems to lose interest if he hits a roadblock. For the next session, we will work on slowing down, staying focused, and using materials from both his American and French Math classes."