Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through her work sheet for ellipses and hyperbola. I explained to her how she can find the equations by having the vertex, co-vertex and foci point. She was struggling with how she can memorize all of the formulas and use them during her test. I showed her a trick which helps her to memorize them easier. She was doing well."
"She was very prepared for this session, and had reviewed a lot of chapters in the algebra 2/trig review book. She identified areas of weakness which we focused on in this session. We began with complex quadratic formula problems, which she quickly grasped, and moved onto logs/ln, exponential functions. We completed a lot of practice problems on manipulating logs. She seemed very capable of picking up the information and was able to apply what she learned quickly to the practice problems. For next week, she will continue to review the book and select areas of concern. We will pick up with logs and begin trig next week."
"The student and I discussed the section on graphing reciprocal functions, discussing the meaning of the form y = a/(x-h) + k. The teacher did not appear to assign any homework from section 8.3 so we did some problems from the book to help her grasp the concepts."
"The student and I worked through a review packet for her final exam. Despite the packet's length, she remembered most concepts well enough that we nearly completed it all today."
"Today, the student had a worksheet that dealt with fractions, percents, decimals, and mixed numbers. He was given a fraction, had to say if it was greater or less than a half, turn it into a decimal, percent, and mixed number where applicable."
"The student had a big test coming up on parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles. She is still working with Hyperbolas, their transformations, and how to derive their equations from graphs and given facts. She was able to grasp everything after we went over it and she solved problems by herself with success. After addressing her questions, we also reviewed the other parts of the test, and she did well."
"Today we worked on his probability unit. We worked on sample spaces, events/outcomes, Venn diagrams, unions/intersections, and probability spaces. He did really well on all of these areas and should do well on his test on Thursday."
"Our first session went very well. the student has a test on Thursday regarding chapter 8 in her text book about ratios. We did her homework from section 8.6. We went through each topic in great detail. We had to find the lowest common denominator to solve the for variable. We built from there and did more complex problems. In addition, we reviewed section 8.4 about graphing ratio functions and did problems from the chapter to further her understanding. Finally, we started doing the end of the chapter problems."
"The student told me at the beginning of our session that she got 100% on her last math quiz! We started on the next chapter for her algebra 2 class. We talked about the unit circle and the difference between radians and degrees. I explained that while theta (in degrees) can be used to find the value for an arc (part of the circumference of a circle), it is not the same thing. We then practiced converting back and forth between radians and degrees and finding the arc length given the radians. Once she had that down, we started talking about periodicity and even vs. odd functions. We did some practice problems and, by the end, she was getting the hang of it. I think that once they go over it in class and we practice together next session, she will have it mastered!"
"We did six problems on the topic of Stokes' theorem and divergence theorem. I gave an overview of the topics covered in the semester, to illustrate their connection and importance to vector calculus."
"The student and I worked other homework on sequences again. We also studied for her test on probability. In addition, we did some 2D physics and conservation of energy. I think she was more comfortable with the physics when we ended."
"Today the student and I worked on cross multiplication and went over more functions of rational expressions. As usual the session went very well, working with her is a pleasure! She makes minor mistakes sometimes when writing down the problem but in terms of actually understanding the concepts she does a very good job. In fact, she was able to recognize the error in an "error analysis" problem right away!"