Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We were able to meet up and go over trig identities and worked on proving identities from the book. Overall, I'd say this is the student's strongest content thus far while tutoring him, and he seems to be encouraged while working on these problems."
"I had a good first session with the student today. We covered solving equations and graphing for circles, ellipses, and parabolas, and reviewed completing the square. We discussed how writing out all the steps of a problem versus doing them mentally becomes increasingly necessary for more complex mathematics."
"We worked through the review for a test over exponents and logarithms. Topics covered included calculating interest, expanding and consolidating logarithms, simplifying expressions involving exponents and logarithms, and solving equations involving exponents and logarithms."
"Today we continued working with matrices. We went over how to correlate the matrix into an equation. He had no problems. The only corrections that I had to make is to correct some simple math mistakes. I am planning on contacting his mother to ask the student to bring his old tests to the tutor sessions so that we can start studying for the final and make sure he understands where he went wrong."
"The student and I reviewed for his Quarter 3 Proficiency Test. We spent a lot of time reviewing the first part of the material and left the things he knew how to do for him to do on his own. Overall, he did pretty good with the material."
"We worked on Section 4-1, which deals with congruent figures. He seems to understand the material. He gave me a copy of his list of definitions, postulates and theorems. He listed those items which he thought he would like to review before the next quiz."
"We covered polynomial graphing, factoring and story problem. The student's practice is to better define the problem and to write it down. He also needs to slow down his response especially in the beginning when he is formulating his solution. He is very intelligent and has the know-how to solve the problems."
"We discussed his last quiz, which he did well on. Then we discussed his most recent section, which was about derivatives of exponential and logarithmic functions. He struggled initially, but continuous and repeated practice made it appear that he is comfortable with the material."
"We reviewed the student's math test, going over answers that he got incorrect. We discussed at great length that he needed to take his time and check his work. We also reviewed estimating decimals as well as multiplying/dividing decimals. The student has a difficult time doing problems on his own that are different from example problems. We are going to continue to work on him synthesizing the information from examples to do a new problem."
"Today the student and I covered long division of polynomials, synthetic division of polynomials, the factor theorem, and the rational zeroes theorem. I did note some progress in his ability to factor quadratic equations as he was able to factor them much more quickly. I did ask him to complete his problem set to go over next session. He did very well this session and seemed to grasp the concepts of his work quite easily. I would suggest that he reviews his work thoroughly before submitting it for any simple arithmetic errors."
"The student and I worked on her multiplications times tables and how to solve 3x3 digits. It's awesome to see how well she's grasped the concepts! Working with her is always fun and productive. She continues to exceed my expectations which is always a good thing."
"The student just recently took the SAT on Saturday, and she did not yet want to work on Chemistry for the Chemistry Subject test, so instead I helped her to understand various topics in trigonometry to help her with current work in Calculus. For next week, she also wants to work on trigonometry, and I will be taking materials from the SAT II Subject test in Math II to help her familiarize herself with using trig functions."