Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student studied for her upcoming test on parabolas and sequences. We reviewed sequences and series. She seemed to grasp the material quickly and understand how to use the information given in the proper formulas."
"The student started trigonometry in class so we went over SOH CAH TOA. We worked on her homework problems, which she found very easy. Since her homework took very little time we did some more practice with right triangle ratios and special right triangles to help prepare for her test next week."
"During this session, the student and I went over a review packet she had for a quiz she had already taken in preparation for her trimester test next week. The material covered plotting coordinates on graphs, mean, median, mode, pie charts, and bar charts. She was very successful with the coordinate plane."
"This was a combined session for Math and Living Environment. First, I went over the homework with the student. It was on graphing inequalities. I clarified some of the concepts on graphing, and she got all of the questions correct. The Living Environment portion was on asexual and sexual reproduction. She had 16 questions assigned on the topic."
"We started to cover several overdue lessons that the student needed to turn in. His grandma seems very happy with his progress and wants us to meet at least twice a week to go over math and social studies assignments."
"The student feels very comfortable with what she's learning currently in school. She thanked me for explaining how to determine the number of decimal places in a product, which we practiced again today (when both numbers contained decimals). The student had some decimal multiplication problems to do for homework. She easily completed them by straight-forward multiplication but was a little less sure of the area method. We practiced some problems with the area method, emphasizing the position of the decimal point and the number of zeros. At the student's mother's request, I helped the student study for her earth science quiz tomorrow. The student had a solid understanding of the phases of the moon, location of the planets, and relevant vocabulary. At the end of our session, I taught the student how to solve the volume of a rectangular prism, using decimal lengths/ width/ height."
"First we went over his math homework - the basic 4 operations in word problems, and then we did exponents/powers. The student did them all himself with a little help on exponents. Then we prepared for his science exam on water, going over the book and his notes. We think the test is open notes. I think he's ready. He takes good notes. Then social studies section was difficult and he did great! Five long sections on Judaism. He reads and pronounces well (we worked on some pronunciation), and his vocabulary is good, too, but we learned some new words like dismay. His homework was done well."
"We went over her review homework on equations of circles, equations of lines, and domain and range. We then did some problems similar to the ones with which she had trouble. She did much better the second go around, and seems to be in good shape for her test."
"-Reviewed derivatives and inverse calculus -The student has a good handle of calculus and will need to be challenged a little more in preparation for her exam. - Will schedule to meet the next month."
"Today's class started with an assessment on the material covered last week. Topics covered in today's session include: direct and inverse variation involving squares, joint and combined variation (Last 2 activities from Chapter 12)."
"We worked on a study packet together for a quiz the student has tomorrow. This involved many different techniques including long division and synthetic division of polynomials, factoring, and graphing of functions in order to find the zeros, asymptotes and range of such functions. Other problems allowed us to graph electronically in order to answer questions on the zeros and asymptotic behavior of the functions."
"We spent the tutoring session going over how to graph parabolas from their functions using the axis of symmetry and their intercepts as reference. After finishing that, we went over some examples of quadratic functions."