Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I covered the topics covered in chapter 9 of his textbook. This consisted of conversions between percents and decimals/fractions, working with base 10, and how to calculate commission and percentages from word problems. I asked him to re-read section 9.4 and to rework some of his assignment problems for next time when we."
"Tonight we worked on practice problems for his upcoming exam. The primary topic was integration and derivation in applied scenarios, like velocity v. time graphs & finding the average velocity. We first discussed how we know whether to derive or integrate by explaining the units on each in terms of the graph (that is, an integral is an area where a derivative is a slope, and knowing that can determine the units of each and thus what you are finding). Again, we focused on the graph to step through the formula."
"The student and I spent our session reviewing three problems from his practice exam. Two of them dealt with complex number operations, and the third involved integral calculus. We reviewed complex operators, the second fundamental theorem of calculus, and anti-derivatives of sinusoidal functions."
"We started our session by reviewing the concepts that we discussed yesterday. Next, we covered converting decimals to percents and fractions. We also worked with finding the greatest common factor and the least common multiple. He understands these concepts very well. We then worked with adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers. We spent time solving 2 step equations. I left a total of 10 problems for him to complete that included both concepts. He continues to be very willing to learn and pays close attention to all that I am teaching him."
"The student and I made flashcards and counted by fives to practice his 5 times tables. He practiced his times tables with sequencing numbers and out of order whiteboard problems. He read a passage about the Preamble and completed reading questions successfully."
"We focused on the multiples of 3s, 4s, 6s, 7s, and 8s today. We then went over a new worksheet that formats multiplication problems in a new way (and combines concepts of division), and she seemed to enjoy it. She doesn't seem to be struggling with any other mathematical concepts in her class, but we're going to go over her homework next week to make sure she is staying on track."