Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a recent test for which he received an 88, at least 6 points above the class average. He wants his next test performances to exceed 90 so he can maintain an A average. We worked on combination and manipulation of multiple functions, solving for simplified final structure and domains. He is well-suited to understand the concepts involved and only had difficulty in simplification of complex fractions, for which we discussed several solution methods. He is conscientious and motivated to succeed. We scheduled three more sessions before his final exam in mid-December."
"The students and I discussed solving for exact values of trig functions. We went over in detail how to identify the exact values for 30, 45, and 60 degrees for sin, cos, and tan. This is definitely a subject I will revisit at the next session to ensure they truly have a grasp prior to moving on."
"Today I had the student work on several sheets in his math book. Today we primarily worked on the homework that I had assigned. He did a great job today of focusing. At the end of the session we played a card game. I assigned him some homework to do before the next time we meet."
"The student finished her homework on simplifying polynomial expressions by multiplication. This involved knowing rules of exponents. We multiplied both binomials and trinomials. She seemed to have a good grasp of the material. We also worked on simplifying expression with both positive and negative exponents as a review."
"The student had a mock data file output that she needed help summarizing and analyzing. I went over how to do some basic Excel functions and basic navigation to organize her data. Then we tried a few regression analyses using sigma plot to look for relationships with her data."
"We were preparing for the student's test tomorrow which covers finding quadratic equations with given roots, finding roots using synthetic division, factoring, long division and grouping. We went over how to prevent minor mistakes by writing things out instead of trying to do all calculations at once. I suggested he choose random problems from the book to strengthen his skills with the material so when the exam comes along, they will just be as easy as his practice problems."