Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed 4 through 5. She has gotten very good at using cross-multiplication to evaluate proportions and can even set up those proportions from word problems quite well. We talked a little bit about how all of the sections 1 to 5 are related and how each one could be used to assist the other."
"This week the student and I focused writing out rules for sequenced math problems, and his times tables. The problems in his common core book focused on writing the rule for a graph of numbers. We worked on his 6's and 7's, and by the end of the session I was timing him on problems that he did extremely well on. I think he is nearing the point where his times tables will be fluid."
"For the first time in a couple of weeks the student went back to physics, specifically waves, electromagnetic waves and radio waves. We reviewed the entire E&M spectrum, and worked extensively with the v=(lambda)(frequency) equation to measure observables of different waves under different mediums. The worksheets focused mostly on the effects that traveling through different mediums have on different kinds of waves, and the student was very sharp."
"We went over logarithms and properties of logarithms. We went over how to simplify logs, how to manipulate logs, how to solve for logs, and how to solve exponential functions. The student was struggling the most with how to manipulate exponents within a logarithm such that log_a b^c = c log_a b. I left him with some of the properties of logarithms and how to use them. He seemed to understand the material after going over many problems involving them. I left him with some problems remaining on his study sheet, so that he could go over them without me."
"We worked through two worksheet packets that she had for homework. These packets covered a lot of different material such as algebra, geometry, and probability. We finished everything and she seemed confident in her understanding of all the questions."
"We reviewed more trigonometry topics such as converting radians and degrees, and using reference angles with triangles to find sin, cos, and tan. He just learned the unit circle, so I demonstrated how memorizing the unit circle is all he will need to find the trig functions without needing to draw triangles. We also briefly went over Pythagorean identities. I left him with more practice problems on fractions and factoring."