Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We played a game to introduce thinking about patterns and make their minds work in a different way than just math facts. Student 1 was a good challenger for Student 2."
"We worked on a series of online math exams that tested the student's knowledge of all key math curriculum. He had an extensive amount of work to complete before the end of the week, but we made a major dent."
"We solved nonlinear systems of equations before moving on to graphing circles and parabolas. This prepared the student for the beginning of linear programming, which we will continue next time. He has an excellent grasp of the material."
"In this session, the student and I focused on the relationship between a function, derivative, and second derivative and finding the extrema points of the function. He had online practice problems that we worked to complete."
"We went over manipulating fractions, decimals, & percents. We also covered metric units, then did some practice on the "general skills" section of a practice test. The student did well on this."
"Continued working on the unit 4 homework packet. Topics included determining the roots of quadratic equations by factoring and using the quadratic formula, and simplifying expressions with complex numbers."
"The student and I worked on another algebra assignment again today to get her ahead for after the break. I also gave her a copy of a chapter I want her to read in preparation for her physics comps."
"We reviewed polynomial functions, focusing on finding roots, telling end behavior, and sketching the graphs. She did very well."
"The student and I reviewed her practice exam today. We covered various test taking strategies as well as topics such as absolute value, geometry, and algebraic functions. We will proceed to review functions and slopes next week."
"In this session the student and I reviewed for his midterm. We went through the topics that his teacher listed and did practice problems. We focused on limits, implicit differentiation and other difficult subjects."
"We practiced word problems with fractions during this session. The students are still struggling with how to get started on the word problems, but can solve them once I help them. We will continue to work on this during the next session."
"We practiced problems involving quadratic equations in standard and vertex form. We talked about how parts of the equation affected its graph (open up or down, stretched, compressed, translations)."