Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on adding, subtracting, and simplifying polynomial expressions. Though he knew the material well, he made some mistakes in keeping track of his signs and the only way to avoid that is to slow down and take the problem step by step, which I made sure he did. I told him that he would need to spend some time practicing these problems to get really good at them. He told me that he got a 92 on his last test which is great. By the time we are done, he will be all set for success in high school."
"The student and I worked on several integration techniques--substitution, integration by parts, and trigonometric integrals. She understands the concepts fine, but needs to develop a better comfort and confidence level in working through the steps of solving each problem. Our discussion today seems to have helped some, but as it is often the case with mathematics, practice is required for a student to become more comfortable with the topics."
"Today we covered inverse functions-algebraically and graphically. The student was positive as usual and seemed eager to learn the material and apply it to her homework. She said that she was beginning to get ahead of the class, which is great to hear! She still has some homework problems and exam review she can work on to try and strengthen her skills further. She should continue to look over her class notes, do homework problems, and review for her upcoming exam. I think she is in pretty good shape! She seems to have a general understanding of the concept."
"We spent a fair amount of time on factoring. The student worked on the 15 problems that I assigned him and we went over the ones that he had questions about. We also worked on 15 more problems from a practice placement test. We did word problems, solving equations with 2 unknowns, exponents, and graphing problems."
"At our session on Monday, the student and I first played a multiplication game that involved moving spaces and answering multiplication questions in order to move further on. We then made multiplication and division triangle flashcards together and I quizzed her on them, and for the most part she did very well. She will get even better with practice and she should practice her multiplication, addition, subtraction, and division facts every day. Next week, since it is our last week, I told her that we will play some math games, and she seemed to be excited about that."
"Today we discussed volume. The student did a great job grasping the concept of volume. We also discussed a formula for finding the sum of all the interior angles in a polygon. He seemed to enjoy that a lot. For homework, I gave him practice with volume as well as practice with calculating the sum of interior angles in a polygon."