Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We explored the use of probability in different contexts and we reviewed homework problems. He has a pretty good grasp of the concepts covered. He primarily wanted to use the session to review his work. The session went well for the most part."
"This week, the student and I covered vocabulary and math. We made flash cards of her vocabulary words/definitions, and I quizzed her on them. I advised her to review the cards over the week. We also played a stress marks game online that helps the student decipher which syllables are emphasized in speech for her upcoming test on the material. She did very well, and by the third time around was making 100% in the game. I advised her to continue playing the game throughout the week. We also reviewed ratios and proportions. She is very good with proportions, but needs a little help with the units. I explained how units work in terms of miles/hour, and I think that helped. Overall, she is an enthusiastic student that likes to learn, but hits occasional snags with the details. We will continue to work on this as time goes by, and I think she is making good progress."
"The student's class has been covering logarithms and has expanded into complete logarithmic expressions and functions. He understands the core concepts of logarithms but was wanted to review how to approach whole functions. Outlining the three basic rules of logarithmic functions seemed to help, and practicing using the change of base formula also seemed to help. He also wanted to review solving exponential and logarithmic functions and understanding the properties of exponents. Outlining the properties of exponents and logarithms seems to work well, and I am trying to incorporate an online supplemental instruction website."
"Today we worked on different types of data analysis: measures of central tendency, MAD, variance and standard deviation. We went over definitions and did sample problems with different data sets. We also talked about test-taking strategies for class. Her teacher expects a quick pace along with conceptual understanding/procedural fluency, so we will continue to address this moving forward."
"The student and I covered her worksheet on proofs of geometric conjectures about diagonals, angles, and lengths of polygons using distance formula and Pythagorean Theorem and plotting points. We reviewed the slope formula, when slope is positive or negative, and that reciprocal slopes mean perpendicular lines."
"For the start of our session, the student and I reviewed a problem that she got wrong on her Chapter 5 test (got a 98 on her test). She understood where her mistake was and corrected the problem. We then reviewed Chapter 6.1 homework on Permutations and Combinations, which she also had some trouble with. So, we reviewed the concepts and formulas as she completed her homework. Because tests are approaching, we also reviewed topics from Chapter 1, and she practiced Standardized Testing/Word problems from her book. She feels comfortable with solving applied problems, but this is something we will continue to work on over the next couple of sessions. Towards the end of the session, she wanted to cover Chapter 6.2 of her book to prepare for the next lesson, so we went through the topics and looked at example problems. For next session, she would like to review more Standardized Testing problems to prepare for the test and continue onto Chapter 6 topics as well."