Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over physics problems involving the topic of modern physics. We also went over how to graph trigonometric functions, and we went over the binomial theorem. By the end of the session, student was able to solve the problems correctly."
"Geometry; special triangles. The student had taken excellent notes during in-class instruction. The student declared it was helpful to have someone to "talk over" [analyze] the lesson with. Tutoring strategy was to use the student class notes to correlate each mathematical expression with its line/angle on the diagram. Extra practice by reviewing tutoring session notes/diagrams. The lesson progressed well due to the student's attentiveness and prior knowledge. The student's expression regarding helpfulness of having someone to talk over the lesson concepts with is a win!"
"The boys were beginning a unit on volume, so the homework focused on practice with evaluating expressions with decimals (especially pie), exponents and fractions. Then, we did an intro to the volume of a cylinder. Both boys had no problem understanding the concept of volume - excellent! In general, student A needed extra practice on some of the different algorithms for things like multiplying out numbers with many digits and long dividing. However, by the end of the session, he was definitely much more comfortable. He also had no problems with the conceptual or applied portions of the homework. Student B did a great job overall. In the beginning, I was unsure of his choice to use fractions instead of decimals, but it was clear he was much more comfortable that way and he was able to solve the problems accurately. Great job!"
"The student and I started today looking at some graphing problems, in particular graphing lines. We worked with two forms of equations for lines, standard form and slope-intercept. We spent most of the session working on finding the intersection of two lines. He was a little challenged at first when I showed him the method, but we worked together through the next problem and he started getting the hang of it. He could still use some practice with manipulating equations and simplifying expressions, but he improved a lot on each problem. He has a pretty good geometric intuition. We covered intersection problems using both forms of linear equations, which gave him some extra practice with manipulating linear equations and simplifying expressions. I gave him 3 extra problems to work with for next time. He hopes to take the math placement exam in the spring, which gives us some time to cover some topics in depth, and give him the practice he needs to internalize some of these problems."
"Today we worked on inverses and logarithmic functions. With a little practice, he was fine on inverse functions. He needed some review with log rules, but after awhile, he was doing pretty well. He also had the formula wrong for interest, but once he had the correct formula, he was able to work the problems."
"The student and I went over the student's homework, which she completed since I met with her last time and assess them. From the homework, the student did great carrying the "one" once, but did not understand that she can keep on doing that and carry the "one" to the hundred's place if necessary. I went over some problems that she had missed and she was able to understand the concept fairly quickly. For homework, I assigned her 3 new sheets and a redo of problems she had missed from last week's assignments. We went through flashcards and took out cards that the student has mastered while incorporating newer cards with more difficult subtraction problems."