Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I reviewed the student's homework to see what if anything she was struggling with. I worked with her on multiplying with decimals. After she completed her homework, we worked on the next section in her math textbook, Ratios and Rates, to prepare her for her next math class lesson. She did well with understanding setting up ratios and finding the unit rate. The student is very strong in her ability to multiply and divide in her head. She is able to apply a new concept to a problem and work through the problem. I worked with her on taking her time when working through a math problem so that she makes fewer mistakes with her computations. I helped her understand some basic test taking strategies and I worked with her on a few tricks to help with determining the GCF. I was able to see online that the student had received a math quiz grade of 100 on a fractions quiz. She is great at simplifying fractions and understands equivalent fractions- this will be very helpful when she reaches proportions. I plan to introduce the student to Logic Puzzles at our next session to help her improve her reasoning skills and to help her slow down when solving a problem."
"The student started a new topic in class this week. She took a test on linear equations and slope on Friday but has not yet gotten it back. Today she learned basic rules of exponents, and we worked together to complete a practice packet. We reviewed the rules for raising a power to a power, multiplying and dividing common bases with different exponents, and raising a number to the zero power. We completed most of the first page of her practice packet, and I asked her to work through the next two pages, bringing any questions to her teacher in class tomorrow."
"The student and I met to work on his Algebra 2 review for his upcoming test. The material covered was slope-intercept form of lines, parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, and ellipses."
"We covered section 10.1: The equations of the parabola. We have studied the main parameters of the parabola: vertex, focus, directrix. The student learned how to write the equation when given some of the parameters of the parabola, and also learned how to find the parameters when given the equation. We worked on solving homework problems in the same section 10.1."
"Tonight, the student and I continued to work on her review packet for her upcoming final. We briefly discussed the topics we talked about in our previous section to recap. We discussed details involving the unit circle and evaluated the inverse of trigonometric functions. Additionally, we worked on dissecting the elements of sinusoidal functions to determine a graph's amplitude, period, and phase shift. Lastly, we covered how to convert radians to degrees and vice versa, along with the probability of independent events. The student asked good questions throughout our session. I think she will benefit from reviewing the terms we talked about tonight in order to be best prepared for her final next week."
"During this session, the student and I spent the full two hours reviewing math concepts from chapter 5 in preparation for his upcoming chapter test. We specifically did many problems surrounding limits, as this was the only area he seemed to struggle with. By the end of the session, I was confident that he fully understood limits."