Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started reviewing for his final, which is coming up in two weeks. The student has a comprehensive final that will cover topics such as trigonometry, rational functions, etc. We went over trig functions the most, since there was a lot of breadth in that subject. I assigned him some homework to do for both his upcoming quiz and for finals preparation."
"We covered the rest of chapter one, all of chapter two, and the beginning of chapter three in the student's pre-algebra book. She quickly grasped most topics, including variables, grouping like terms, multiplying and dividing negative numbers, and the difference between rational and irrational numbers."
"The student wanted to review over word problems where you need to solve systems of equations. I made a few practice problems for her that we worked through. We also went over some graphing of linear lines and how to simplify radicals/rational expressions. She seemed to have a good understanding of all the topics to be covered on the test."
"The student had received several review sheets to begin studying for his final. We spent our time going over his review sheets and remembering the topics that we have covered together. He had a good memory for these topics, but sometimes mixed one up with another. I strongly encouraged him to use what we had learned to 'prove' the qualities of root curves, cubic curves and rational equations (to name a few topics). This way, he could raise his confidence and avoid giving an impulsive and most likely incorrect answer. In terms of performing the calculations required by the review sheets, he did a fine job, although I will find some extra practice for him in his textbook for some topics (namely exponents and roots). Finishing the review sheets he had, we finally completed the work from unit six, which - in addition to the test corrections he had completed - should go a long way towards reviving his grade in Algebra 2."
"We reviewed through two of the student's homework packets, relating to summations / series and rational expressions. The student was able to apply the appropriate formulas on his own. With repeated practice, he was also able to identify asymptotes of equations and simply/factor quadratic expressions."
"The student's math final is tomorrow, so today I helped him review for it. We focused on the topics he did not remember or still had trouble with. We started with trigonometry, especially looking at how to use the unit circle and convert radians and degrees. We also reviewed how to solve triangles using sine, cosine and tangent. Then, we moved on to exponents and logarithms. We spent some time going over the basic rules and how to switch between log and exponent form. We spent the majority of the session looking at this topic and doing practice problems to review how to solve logarithm questions. After reviewing these topics, the student felt ready for the final."
"The student has a pre-algebra test on Wednesday, so we spent the entire time today going through the comprehensive review sheet. The student has a pretty good grasp of the mathematical methods and operations that go into the problems on the review, but for some of the problems he needed help remembering exactly how to go about solving the problem as directed. For some of the questions he just needed to be reminded how to give the answer they were looking for, and for others he needed more practice in the actual work of calculating the answer. We made it through three of five parts, so we will meet one more time to finish up and review."
"The student and I studied for his upcoming math final. We went through his study guide and he highlighted any areas of confusion. We focused on those areas specifically. He did a great job! He has been instructed to finish the study guide today and let me know if he has any additional areas of confusion."
"Discussed integration using table of integrals along with an in-depth treatment of a single, difficult problem using four different approaches (brute force, softening it with integration by parts, trig substitution, and finally completing the square). We also went over other problems that the student had specific questions on. She is generally a good student but, like almost any student, will need continuing practice to make sure the details are treated correctly (e.g., keeping track of the dt and approaches for simplifying complicated expressions). She has plenty of practice in the form of online homework so I haven't left her with further practice."
"We went through half of the student's review sheet for his final examination. Covered were concepts related to functions, domain/range, inverses, matrices, and graphing shapes. We worked through the examples on paper as well as on the graphing calculator. Further, we covered linear and geometrical transformations in order to help him develop more abstract thinking ability. We also connected each example and problem covered to real world application so that he was able to maintain interest in what he was reviewing. The student had great facility with the review problems and didn't have any major issues. He also had upped his term average from D range to B+ range. I left him with the second half of the review sheet to practice with and so it is my hope that he will finish the course with an A average."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming final on Wednesday. We went over conic sections, rates of change, probability, and trigonometry. The student was able to do the problems after a quick review, and should do well on her final."
"Today we reviewed for the state assessment. We covered many problems, mostly dealing with factoring. This student seems to understand the material very well. I left her with a website that has sample state assessment questions. There were no concerns from this session."