Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on problems from a practice set for an lengthy, standardized test the student has this week. Additionally, she has a quiz this week. Some of the concepts overlap, but some do not. Overall, one of her strengths is working a problem through once it's set up. I think more practice setting up problems and learning which rules to follow will help her feel more confident. She has a few practice problems left for the test, and I left her with a few general concepts to review that the test seemed to focus on."
"We worked on the midterm review assignment. The student is very comfortable with domain and asymptotes of rational functions."
"We reviewed the student's worksheets on measurement and time in preparation for returning from spring break. She drew the hands on a clock given the time and understood the basics. We will continue to practice this."
"Todays session went really well. It was our first day working on new material as well. We spent our time working on the beginning of trigonometry. He had a great attitude, like always. My strategies included how to quickly and easily solve trig functions as well as how to get those answers and what they mean."
"Today we went over the components of a sine/ cosine graph and their equations: the amplitude, midline, and period. I explained to the student what these terms meant, how they're represented visually, and how to determine them. In dealing with equations for such functions, I outlined pieces of the equation that would either correspond to a shifting or stretching/ shrinking of the graph, and how to recognize and apply them in different types of problems. I left her to finish one remaining homework problem by herself, as I felt like she gained a more solid understanding of these concepts after tonight's session."
"We practiced some more properties of logarithms. The student hadn't talked about changing bases so I looked up some problems that had to do with that. By the end she was very well versed in inverting logarithms and checking her answers by plugging them back into the original equations."