Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on parabolas and the quadratic equation. She has no problem with the work. She's ok on chemistry because they haven't learned anything new yet, and she just took a test, but no scores yet."
"We spent time reviewing topics in trigonometry as the student has now moved onto pre-calculus and they will become relevant again. The topics covered included drawing and manipulating the graphs of sine, cosine, and tangent, the unit circle, and evaluating the 6 trigonometric functions for any angle in degrees or radians."
"Today we reviewed geometry: how to find the area and perimeter of quadrilaterals and triangles both forwards and backwards (i.e., he was given the area/perimeter and the length of one side, and had to calculate the length of the other side based on this information). We also worked on his basic math skills (timed addition quiz). He did very well today."
"Today we covered the following topics: evaluating expressions as exponents, using the distributive property and factoring to find equivalent expressions, using properties of operations to determine whether the expressions are equivalent, and evaluating the expression for the given value of the variable. The student was very enthusiastic about learning the material and we completed a packet of practice problems in preparation for his exam on Wednesday. Overall the session was successful and he understood the material."
"Yesterday we covered logarithms. The student's logarithm problems were pretty intense. She's working on solving and graphing logarithmic problems (asymptotes, intercepts, and directional figures). We worked on several of her homework problems that involved converting logarithms into exponent form and she figured out how to do the two problems she needed help with. The student had a positive attitude towards the material and she seemed to know the content extremely well. In terms of strategies or study skills, I let her know that the key thing is to break up each component of a logarithmic problem, as each component is essentially its own entity. She ended up knowing the problems inside and out. Wins throughout. The student performed at a high level the whole time."
"The student was preparing for a test covering conic sections. We reviewed the different types of conic sections: parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles. He completed a problem of each type. He has a good grasp of the material; this was mostly a review for him to prepare for the test."