Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We initially just talked about their prior tutoring experience and what the students wanted to accomplish from our sessions. I told them about myself and we spoke about school in general. We then went over all of the topics that the first student's done so far this year so I can make some practice problems for our next meeting. We will have to go over her old tests/quizzes later on. I then met with the second student, who appears to be doing extremely well. We went over pretty much all of the material he's done so far this year, including the exponent laws that he's been doing most recently. He seems to have a firm grasp over just about everything, so I will have to make up some practice problems to really test his understanding of the topics. We will go over his old tests/quizzes next time."
"We went over volume and surface area for several types of 3 dimensional shapes, including cubes, rectangular boxes, pyramids, and cylinders."
"We worked on finishing up the geometry unit. After that, we started the semester review which the student did great on."
"We prepared the student for his Chapter 10 exam by focusing on the types of problems he was having most difficulty with. These included taking equations in general form and manipulating them to see which conic-section form they took when combining like-terms (circle, ellipse, hyperbola, or parabola). We also focused on solving nonlinear systems of equations either through substitution or elimination. He was able to work through most problems without help but sometimes struggled in initially being able to see which approach would be easiest, for the substitution method, which is a skill that will only improve with practice. We will continue to address this at our next session."
"We covered unit 5/6 for her exam. We covered variation equations, natural logs, radical equations, graphing, and using transformations for radical equations."
"We covered solving polynomials for complex roots, Descartes's rule of signs, and finding equations of polynomials by their graphs/roots/x,y-intercepts. All questions were accurately solved, and I left the student with strategies for eliminating answers when given multiple choices for a test."