Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started with a "completing the square" worksheet, which was pretty simple. The format of the questions were already x^2 + bx + __, so all he had to do was find the number that completed the square. It only took us about 15-20 minutes to do this sheet. Then, we moved on to a worksheet on circles. It required him to complete the square for both x and y and to format the equation in standard circle form. He didn't have much trouble with this, so we steadily worked through the worksheet. He was pretty attentive and had energy throughout the whole session. He did struggle a bit with dividing numbers larger than 20 by 2, such as 26 or 28, and even 50. I helped him by asking what 30 minutes divided into two segments would be and whether that answer is going to be larger or smaller than half of 26 or 28. For 50, I converted it into money and two quarters. He had just taken an exam over quadratics, so hopefully his results on that exam will be good."
"This was mainly a review for his quiz on Tuesday, which is covering u-substitution and indefinite integral. He has a good grasp of the concept, so the session was mainly fine-tuning and going over things he did not quite understand."
"Continuing to cover systems of linear equations. We worked on how to simplify the equation to isolate the singular variable. More practice on simplifying equations will be needed. She benefits from step-by-step instructions. She is currently doing well with her curriculum in math so we will continue our focus on linear equations."
"During the session we want over limits, inverse functions and derivatives of inverse functions. We also went over integration by parts. Overall this session went well."
"We went over binomial distributions, geometric distributions, and confidence intervals of proportions and means. The student was not struggling with the material as she had a good understanding of the course material. She seemed positive about the material being reviewed. I gave her practice problems that would appear on her test this upcoming Thursday and she was able to do them."
"Corrected quiz on matching graphs with polynomial equations. Focused on identifying roots and the multiplicity of the roots and how this information can be used to get a general idea of graph behavior. The student was able to work through problems and correctly identify graphs on her own by end of session. Also previewed upcoming material on radicals and radical expressions. Highlighted connection between radicals and exponents."