Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over ratio and proportion and similar figures. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated he understood the work by solving the problems correctly."
"The student and I worked on sequences and summations today. He almost completed his homework, which spanned two lessons. He did a great job!!"
"Covered - PEMDAS, correlations (positive, negative and neither), compound interest (fv, pv, i, n and quarterly payments), graphs, Microsoft Excel (xy scatterplots, adding trendlines), factoring, xyz correlations, solving formulas for variables, multiplication and division of fractions. The student needed help with: (1) Time management, (2) test taking anxiety and (3) a lack of a foundation from which to build Algebra 2 skills. Above all else, the student was having trouble taking notes and learning from the particular mathematics professor. I left the student an assignment to complete with regard to time management. We will review the 9-page informational and survey assignment during our next session. I also assigned some remedial measures."
"The student had to correct a chapter test in Math. The problems needing corrections included translating figures on a graph multiple ways, then writing the new coordinates after the changes; learning how to find those coordinates by counting on the graph or mathematically; setting up ratios and proportions in some of the word problems using objects & figures; understanding how to decipher some of the word problems. Next meeting we will work more on understanding and setting up ratios and proportions. She worked on a social studies paper by reading through two articles, deriving points made in the articles, writing her own sentences and conclusions. We reviewed some spelling points and she read the articles out loud, practicing reading skills. We will continue to review spelling concepts already learned and add some new practice sheets next meeting."
"We worked on problems related to surfaces of revolution and how to use calculus to determine the volume. We started with surfaces of revolution and the disk method. We did a few problems to practice this technique, then moved on to washer method, doing even more problems. We ended the session by going over 2 AP questions, reviewing the strategy for solving them. The student seemed to grasp the concepts quite quickly, and benefited from seeing them graphed and sketched out in a way that is easier to visualize."
"Today the student and I went back to figure out the problems he was having trouble with. We started with dividing fractions. We also focused on finding equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions, as well as dividing decimals. Fortunately, the student was a very quick learner, and quickly learned the methods to all of these problems, and he now understands them very well. Overall the session was successful!"