Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's homework with a focus on setting up proportions and solving proportions using both the cross-multiplying method as well as the scale factor method."
"In this session the student and I worked on prepping for her midterm. Her teacher provided her with a review worksheet which we used as our material. The first questions were all related to graphing functions: linear, parabola, rational, conics, logarithmic, and exponential functions - and the ones we spent time working on. The student has progressed very well, and she has a good understanding of what she needs to do in order to graph functions without using a calculator. However, there are a lot of things to consider when solving this kind of exercise, and they need to be done very carefully. Therefore, I encourage her to take her time, go step by step and make sure she does not mix concepts such as horizontal and vertical asymptotes, in addition to showing all of her work. What the student is learning is not easy, she has a very strict curriculum. I am proud of the progress she has been making over time and wish her the best during the test today. She also shared with me that her grade increased a couple of points after she took a test regarding logs last week."
"We reviewed the student's homework assignment in his workbook. It was focused on the metric system and making conversions among different units of measurement."
"During this session, we went over question for chapter 6 which was review on basic integration, finding area, and the relationship between integral and derivatives. Overall, this session went well. The student seems to have no issues. There were a few things he had forgotten, so this was a nice review for him."
"The student and I went through unfinished problems on her final study guide. We went through the process of solving a system of equations with three variables. We also reviewed graphing on an xyz coordinate system. We then spent the bulk of the session on graphing trigonometric equations. We implemented a system using a small sketch of a unit circle to help her visualize exactly what she was graphing when she graphed each trig function. She felt much more confident graphing trig functions by the end of our session. We graphed sin, cos, and tangent functions."
"We focused mainly on his new math section on Inequalities. The student understood the concepts very well so we continued ahead of what had been covered in class. Since he had to return his science book to his teacher, we only briefly reviewed some of the concepts regarding the circulatory system that we were working on before. I'd like to continue practicing math with him since this is where he struggles the most."