Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session the student and I reviewed triangle types and angle types and he did his homework, as well as reviewed the problem set I sent him. He seemed to understand the material, but it appeared to me that he had not fully reviewed the angle types. I spoke to his mother about this, so she could encourage him to review them for our next meeting. Another thing we discussed was attention span. I did some research and found that the average attention span for his age was around 45 minutes, so we agreed to take a 10 minute break mid-session and have two 45 minute lessons outside of the break. We will see how that goes this next session."
"We covered integers, factors, tables, equations, and graphs. The student understands the process involved with tables, equations, and graphs. She will continue to practice the computations necessary to be successful on these concepts. She did a great job on integers and factors. She had a good attitude towards the concepts covered. The session this morning was productive."
"We covered u-substitution in calculus and went over the basic derivations for why this method is used and what the variables in it represent. I then went over why Euler's number is important, why logarithms are used, and what they describe. This transitioned into a brief discussion of statistics and number theory that the student seemed interested in."
"During this session, the student and I covered the topic of vectors to review for his current unit in his IB Math HL class. I drilled, explained, and walked through many practice problems involving vectors, including dot product, cross product, norm of a vector, normalizing a vector, parametric representations of lines, distance between two vectors, orthogonality, i-j-k notation, projection of a vector onto another vector, and determinants of matrices. He was very competent at solving the vast majority of the problems I set for him, and needed additional clarification of the concept of parametric equations. For the next session, we plan on covering the "further calculus" topic set to him by his teacher."
"The student had a take-home practice quiz today. She worked on finding the absolute value of numbers, ordering fractions and decimals, plotting points on a graph, dividing and multiplying fractions, and using orders of operations and finding the greatest common multiple. She did really well on graphing, absolute value, and orders of operation, and needed a little bit of help with fractions, especially understanding which quantities are greater, as well as plotting fractions on a number line."
"Today we covered velocity, position, and acceleration graphs. We reviewed that the derivative of a velocity graph is acceleration and derivative of a position graph is velocity. We also learned to interpret the meaning of graphs, especially the area between curves. We interpreted the integration using the units of the original graph. The student was eager to learn the material. She understood everything fairly well."