Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the second part of the standardized test that we began last week. This one consisted of word problems, so we focused on using concepts that we already know in order to prove certain things. We practiced the strategy of, when multiplying or dividing by a power of 10 visually moving the decimal point over to the left or right. We also reviewed the Pythagorean theorem and looked at calculations of probability."
"For tonight's session the student and I went over parametrically defined functions and polar coordinates. I spent the first half of our time going over the basic definitions; this seemed to be easy for the student."
"In this evening's session, the student completed his final pre-assessment which will provide baseline data from which to measure his progress in math and information related to areas of weakness for him. These areas will be integrated into subsequent tutorial sessions. Additionally, we focused on scatter plots and strategies for identifying positive, negative, or no correlations. He practiced these strategies through three practice exercises similar to exercises that he has completed in class. Finally, we identified skills for further practice in preparation for an anticipated math assessment at school."
"The student and I went over her homework that covered performing function operations and composition. It appeared that she understood the material and did not struggle too much with the problems. The only thing I made her aware of is to make sure she solves these types of problems using order of operations. She said that she thinks she did well on her last test but has not received the test or grade back yet."
"The student and I worked on a practice test. The test included rotating angles, finding percents, naming supplementary/complementary angles, etc. I helped the student through the concepts she did not understand and also gave her some tips for her test. I left her with a few websites for her to further practice angle rotations and transformations and percents."
"Went over improper integrals. The student wanted to make sure he had an understanding of the topic, so we reviewed the section in detail. I went over every definition visually so that he could comprehend better. I also made sure he could make the connections between theorems in the section with previous theorems to secure retention. We then performed a couple practice problems to ensure his understanding of concepts, which he accomplished with little assistance. He has a quiz on Wednesday."