Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a wide variety of topics in this session. Between this and the first section, we spent most of our time on dealing with circles, arcs, secants, and chords as this was what the student felt she needed the most practice with. We have made good progress in this area so I took some of the time in this session to try and assess her progress in a few different areas of her course material. A few areas we will continue to work with include basic trig, triangle proofs, and again more circles."
"The student and I began reviewing the rules she covered in chapter 6: of integration, for rational functions, the power rule, exponential functions, and u-substitution. We also reviewed several problems from her previous tests involving integration."
"We covered homework problems on sections about sequences and summation notation. He knew how to use the formulas in the sections a majority of the time, and I helped verify ways of checking his answers to make sure they made sense."
"The student sent me a list of 21 problems to consider for the 90 minutes we had prior to her appointment this morning. We tried to progress through things really quickly and she gained confidence with the Taylor and MacLaurin Series. Hopefully I convinced her that parametric equations are easy."
"The student and I continued to review Algebra. We began with graphing and went on to manipulating equations of lines and writing equations of parallel and perpendicular lines. The student was very comfortable with graphing. We then went on to factoring. We used the "box" method to factor a number of different problems. After four or five practice problems, she was comfortable factoring. This has been the case as we reviewed the majority of these skills this week."
"Before moving on to new sections, we reviewed the last section from our 6/18 session that related to writing equations in point-slope and slope-intercept form. We spent about an hour reviewing all different forms of these problems: when given two points, a point and slope, or details about parallel or perpendicular lines to write the final equation in either y=mx+b or Ax+By=C form. Following this, we quickly completed section 13.6 and then began the chapter review problems. We were able to complete representative problems from all sections in multiple forms before the end of the session. I also prevented him from looking at the answers following each question. This was new for him, but it was worth it in the end. I told him during the exam "you will not get that reassurance after each problem to continue, so when we practice, we need to do the same, complete all problems, and then check our answers"."
"During this session, we went over practice questions. The student needs to practice vocabulary, but overall he did a good job. He says he's been getting 90-99 on the practice exams he has had."
"The student and I continued our work on fractions and percents. We worked first on Greatest Common Factors and Common Denominators, and then tried to reconcile fractions that had different denominators. We also tried to convert fractions into percents this way, then we tried converting them by dividing them, and rendering them in decimal form."
"We worked on the student's finals review packet. We started the packet on Monday and finished it on Wednesday."
"We reviewed formulas that may be useful for his upcoming test. The student remains concerned that he will have trouble remembering formulas and basic math functions. I reminded the student that he has the skills necessary to do well on his upcoming test."
"Today, we covered translations, shifts, and reflections of functions. We also covered systems of linear equations, up to system two."
"The student and I worked on some basic plane geometry involving congruent triangles and parallel line rules. Then we did problems over simplifying radicals, solving quadratic equations, and factoring. Next time, I will bring a worksheet over finding angles in geometric figures."