Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student was very confident with his last test. I went over the lesson he missed in class - Integrals as a Net Change, due to a band activity. After going over the lesson, I helped him with questions he had for the homework."
"For this session, I went through some of the student's past math work and picked out the topic of each problem she missed. For the most part, she's doing very well. We worked our way through several word problems I created for her, and I'm going to try to find and/or create some more for her. I'm sticking mostly to word problems dealing with decimals, geometry, and creating equations."
"Today we continued to go over quadratic functions and models and started going over polynomial functions of higher degree. We went through several of the student's homework problems and then went through several practice problems."
"Today the student did a work page where she had to match digital and analog clocks. She also did a page working with story problems and one with math and money. She also did subtraction math facts. She did a great job today and I have seen great improvements in her facts fluency as well as her ability to problem solve."
"After a brief recap of the geometrical definition of the derivative function, I introduced the integral function as the infinite summation of areas of trapezoids. Then we went over the proof of the fundamental theorem of calculus. Finally, we solved some simple integrals by using the antiderivative process. The student was very receptive, and he was surprised that he had never looked at integrals this way. He also seemed to retain well the concepts he learned before his vacation."
"We covered adding, subtracting, and multiplying square roots. We also touched on adding and multiplying binomials on the student's homework. He tries to do everything fast, and that often leads to him getting a wrong answer. He was aware that he was having some issues with the material, but he was optimistic when we got into the session. I showed him how to slow down and organize his work. I also implemented my technique of writing the common mistakes of the day in a bright pen on the top of the paper so that the student remembers them when they try the material again."