Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I focused on converting numbers between fractions, decimals and percentages. We focused on deciphering word problems, and identifying the ways in which we find information in word problems and use it to solve more complex questions."
"We started to review materials for the student's finals today. We reviewed some techniques for integrating. We spent most of the time today discussing trigonometric substitutions. I pointed out some trig identities that have the highest probability of occurring on the final. After practicing with couple examples, I feel that she's pretty comfortable at doing those. We briefly went over partial fractions and long division as she already seemed to understand those concepts pretty well. We finished by going over the error bounds of methods for approximating integrals. I explained to her how to calculate those errors and what they mean in terms of value and convergence."
"Today we covered concepts for the Unit 2 Test: data analysis, comparing mean and median, the empirical rule and normal distribution probabilities."
"The student settled right down and got to work. We worked for half an hour. He did four by three multiplication and four by two division. He did fractions and other problems without complaint. Then he had a break because he was hungry and only took about five minutes and came back to work again. Only one short break and we worked for almost the whole hour. I praised him a lot and so did his stepmom."
"We covered fractions (recognizing equivalent fractions, how to add and subtract two fractions with different denominators, and how to divide a pie into different fractions), and division problems. We also went over the student's 3rd grade assessment. She was struggling with fractions and division problems. She just needs more practice. I showed her how to approach all the concepts we went over. She was a joy to work with. Even when she was struggling, she didn't give up and quickly picked up on skills to solve math problems."
"We covered multi-step variable equations. The student learned that as the concepts get more difficult, "quick tricks" are not always going to be the most efficient or accurate way to solve problems. I taught him a couple different angles he can take, and he mastered them beautifully by the end of the session."