Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a very productive first session today, covering several lessons on various aspects of quadratic equations, factoring, square roots, complex numbers, absolute values, and inequalities. We will continue our work this Thursday."
"I worked for 45 minutes with Student 1 on basic algebraic concepts as a review, and as a basis to find out which concepts we need to concentrate on in future sessions. Then I worked with Student 2 on reducing fractions to simplest form, graphing ordered pairs, GCF, divisibility rules, and converting fractions to decimals to percents. She needs more review on conversions of percents to decimals to fractions and on graphing ordered pairs. Both of them worked diligently and were focused towards success."
"We worked on a trig identity worksheet. The problems used Pythagorean identities, reciprocal identities, and even-odd identities. The student has a test on this material tomorrow, so we simply did as many problems as he wanted to from this sheet as review. We discussed the importance to recognize dead ends and the need to try different approaches when working through the algebra."
"Today we went over geometric and arithmetic sequences and series. I had the student do a lot of problems on these, and overall he had a very good understanding. I even made up some problems where he would use both the sum and a(n) equations to solve for something. For some additional practice, he could continue giving himself some practice problems with random numbers in order to work through more problems. On Thursday, we will be going over permutations/combinations, normal probability, probability of multiple events, and conditional probability. If we have time, we will also be reviewing some of the topics we have been discussing over the last week."
"The student worked on linear inequality graphs, completing the square, and linear regression. She should continue to review linear inequality graphs and function notation. If it states f(x)=4x-2 and I have f(x-3), x-3 is our x value, which is a confusing concept. Other than that, if she continues to review the material, she should do well on her state assessment exam."
"Today we went over cross products, dot product, parametric equations, contour diagrams, vector projections, gradient, and parameterized curves. The student was very attentive and eager to learn. She felt very comfortable after the subject matter was explained."