Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student received a test back. We went over her mistakes. She began to learn about turning fractions into decimals and percents. She was able to explain to me how she divided a fraction into a decimal. We reviewed tips for noticing patterns to suggest fractions that were over 3, 6, 7, and 9. By the end of the session, she was able to look at a percent and judge its fraction if it was a repeated number (e.g. 55.5555% is 5/9). She has a great grasp on the topics."
"During this session we looked at problems with implicit differentiation and finding where the slope was undefined. Some of the material was new to the student, but he caught on really quickly. Overall this session went well."
"We went over chapter 8 mathematical introduction on how to solve the problems and how to find the pattern. We plan to meet this week again. She made an excellent score on her last quiz."
"The student and I worked on problems involving sequences and series. She did very well on the problems that focused on arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. A longer problem about polynomial series was difficult to solve, but with some support, she got through it just fine."
"Today, the student and I practiced finding the side lengths and angles of non-right triangles by applying the law of cosines and the law of sines. Together, we also realized that in some cases, when one angle is given with 2 side lengths, after the second angle is found, we have to check if there are two possible angle sizes for that second angle. If so, then we have to find the measurements of 2 different triangles. The last thing we went over was how to find the area of a non-right triangle by drawing a line down from the top angle that intersects perpendicularly with the base. Then, we used either sine, cosine, or tangent to solve for the height of the smaller triangle using the given angles and side lengths. We plugged that found height into the area formula. I was so happy to hear that she earned a 98% on her last test!!! She really has these new concepts down, and I'm very confident that she will finish the semester with As."
"The student had several problems concerning vector addition of tensions on hanging blocks that we worked through in this session. He was able to solve each of these problems after some instruction on how to identify which vectors to add. His class recently started circular motion, so I presented analogous variables between linear and circular motion and discussed their relationships."