Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed some prerequisite topics for multivariable calculus, including describing graphs of circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas using only a given equation, and we briefly reviewed trig identities. For the most part, the student just needed to be reminded of the steps of a method once or twice and picked it up quickly. She especially did not feel confident with the algebraic steps, but still did quite well when they were necessary."
"We went over the homework and did a lot of word problems. The student is getting good at word problems! She gets the way of solving word problems really fast, she only needs one example!"
"The student did well on her chemistry exam. She got an A. She has an exam tomorrow in algebra 2. She is prepared to do well. Today we reviewed for her exam. We discussed functions, domain and range. We also discussed slope and intercepts. We learned how to determine the equation of a line given points, slope, or shifting instructions."
"We went through her exam review. It was about equation, inequality, graphs, domain, range, transformations and increasing or decreasing graphs. She knew most of that. Then we went through her practice questions for linear equation, solving for one variable and write function formula by having the graph."
"The student and I went over the chain rule for the majority of the session, practicing how to find the derivatives and second derivatives of these multi-layered functions. He seems to understand the concept well. We went over a few problems on his last quiz that tripped him up. I also gave him a short preview of what he is headed into for his next section in class: implicit differentiation."
"Session covered basic arithmetic with a focus on multiplication and long division. Student enjoys doing long division. Next lesson will include skills that will help for the memorization of times tables. Once multiplication and division are mastered, we will move onto fractions, decimals, and negative numbers."
"The student is working on word problems, so we spent the entire hour working on those. She did a really good job figuring out the key words and determining the right functions to use. We did about 7 word problems and ended with a multiplication game."
"Over the past few sessions we've reviewed geometric content, algebra 1 material, and a few new concepts including solving linear equations, creating equations for parallel and perpendicular lines, and solving foundational systems."
"Today we started the session again with a progress monitoring assessment. The student continued to show growth in her fact fluency. Upon completing and reviewing some of the questions, we began to work on her daily math review which is a preview of her weekly quiz. We went over problems focusing on money, counting on, addition and subtraction fact families, time, and patterns. After discussing with her father last week, we decided to focus the remaining portion of our time working on telling time. I brought along an analog clock which distinguishes between hours and minutes by using a red, small hand to correlate with the red numbers and a blue, big hand correlating with blue numbers. She was able to work a few sample problems that were given on her weekly review by concentrating on working with the clock I had. She seemed to understand the concept better with the distinction of color and hours and minutes."
"We covered the mechanics of how to graph sine and cosine graphs manually. I went over good practices and techniques to simplify the process of graphing multi-step functions involving sin and cos, with attention to amplitude, phase shift, and vertical shift. The student now has a good grasp of the graphing techniques. He completed his homework assignment."
"We worked on equations, completing expressions, word problems- working backwards, and integer operations as well as order of operations. The student is getting more confident with her abilities each week and works through to the end of each problem."
"Today was my first session with the student, and she did very well. We discussed function writing in different forms (slope intercept, point-slope, etc.), then we talked about piecewise functions, and then some basic operations like distribution with parentheses and exponents."