Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on the slope-intercept form of an equation and creating equations and graphs from word problems. We went over how to find slope, what the y-intercept is, how to create, label, and graph equations on an x-y plane, and how to use that graph to interpret data (such as, when x = 5, what is y?). I created 2 additional more challenging problems for her, and she completed both correctly."
"We worked on two step multiplying and dividing modeling problems. He has not been formally taught how to divide so I showed him the beginning understandings of dividing. Found a good math website that had similar problems to the homework that he was completing and we were able to work through the online problems together."
"We continued to work with percents this time using the percent equation. He is doing better with identifying what the question was asking to find whether it was the part, the whole or the percent."
"We worked on test prep for an upcoming geometry test. The student currently has an A in geometry class. The student was wanting practice on theorem and formula usage. This session went great and the student is feeling prepared and confident for his exam tomorrow."
"We finished covering the math exam review that he had not finished before his exam earlier that day. He mentioned that the exam did not go well and that he did not finish. We worked on word problems which he was challenged with in regards to setting up the corresponding equations. We then moved on to his integrated physics and chemistry class which has been going well."
"Today we reviewed all of the topics covered so far in preparation for an exam next week. This included multivariable calculus (graphs in 3 dimensions, partial derivatives, critical points), and linear programming (optimization). We plan to review the rest of the topics for the exam in our next session. After a brief review of the class notes and trying a problem or two, the student seemed confident about each of the topics."
"During this session, the student and I worked hard at understanding fractions, solving word problems and taking a diagnostic quiz that gave us a quality understanding of the steps to take after this session. From this quiz, we realized that the pieces that we are going to continue to drive home are fractions. We noted that fractions are fundamental mathematical knowledge, so having a solid grasp of this information would be crucial to properly understanding math. Because of this, we solved problems that involved fractions, and described the concept behind fractions. As we left the session, I did leave her with extra practice, in the form of a summary of an illustration that I used to describe the concept of fractions and practice fraction problems. Once again, it was a very fun, enjoyable and productive session with the student."
"We spent our session looking through the students 7th grade curriculum, and finding areas of 6th grade curriculum where he has not learned the material as in depth. He has skipped 6th grade math to get on a higher track moving forward in math. We spent our time looking at integers, reviewing the concept of expressions, and looking at visual models for fraction multiplication and integer operations. The student seems very strong in his math skills, and is seeking a deeper understanding and a filling in of any gaps he may have."
"Both students are very eager to challenge themselves. We did a lot of practice problems with increasing difficulty. When one of the boys answered one wrong, he looked for the mistake and worked to fix it. They said they are benefitting from the practice problems."
"Worked on integration. Emphasis on integration by parts and with trig identities. Did really well understanding topics and completing problems. Biggest struggle is with the algebra that is sometimes involved."
"We covered review for the students test on limits next week. He had a few sheets of questions to cover. We also started to go over derivatives. The student grasped the concepts well, but had some specific questions on evaluating the limits of functions involving square roots. Once we walked through them step by step, he felt a lot mor comfortable."
"We went through complex equations that involved having the variable on both sides of the equation. The student did extremely well after we went through a few problems. She seems to really enjoy the challenge of the homework and thrives on the subject. We got finished with the homework early so we went through a couple of the next chapters to prepare her for when her class catches up."