Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered logs and natural logs. We discussed the inverse relationship between logs and exponential functions and the number e and natural logs. He felt very comfortable with the material."
"For this session the student reworked 9 previous lessons which had not been mastered. He earned 100% correct answers on 7 of the quizzes. He also earned 80% for a quiz covering precision and 93% on the Unit 1 overall assessment. By improving these scores he now has over 80% mastery for the math curriculum. Today he proved understanding of order of operations, negative numbers, rules for adding and subtracting integers and decimals, precision, rules for significant digits, number lines, and perimeter from Units 1 and 2. In learning about precision, he was introduced to a similar concept: accuracy. As usual, he worked hard and produced excellent results."
"Today we reviewed a recent Math HL Trig Topic Test, covering all questions. Special focus is on problem-solving approaches --- steps to break the problems apart. Corrected errors and discussed. Emphasized trig identities as an important tool. We also looked at homework problems involving Modulus - complex conjugates."
"During this first session, I worked with the girls separately on their math homework. This packet covered fractions, which they both needed help with. Student 1 had some trouble understanding the point of some word problems, as well as how to divide up a figure and shade the parts that equal the fraction given. We discussed this in detail. She's great at multiplying and noticing patterns. Student 2 actually noticed what needed to be corrected on the problems that she had wrong on her own. I was also able to help her with sentence composition for her spelling words. We will work on reading during our next session."
"The student and I worked on grammar first. We completed lessons 20-1 and 2. We classified sentences easily, and then she wrote a two-point sentence on her favorite summer activities. Then, we moved on to spelling list J-3, with its accompanying phonograms and grammar rules. We also went over the math lesson, which covered subtracting from 10. She said that it was really easy for her, and she flew through the activities quickly. I read her the narration for cursive, and she likes the story of Rumpelstiltskin so far. We ended by studying for her history test, where I read her the chapter on Rome, and then she answered the history review questions. Today was a very productive day for us!"
"The student did very well today. We spent the session going over material from his math workbook. The most difficult problems involved simple algebraic equations that required him to solve for the variable. Last time we met he was having some trouble with these types of problems, especially when fractions were involved, but he's now able to solve them easily."