Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered a variety of topics in preparation for the student's final. Topics reviewed included functions and solving trig equations. We also worked on chemistry topics."
"The student and I went over some material from her class. She is now covering vectors. Specifically, we explored the dot product and application for calculating a resultant."
"We reviewed Pythagorean theorem, and complimentary trig identities with derivations of them. We covered simplifying of equations using the identities. We also covered completing the square from algebra."
"Today we continued reviewing the packet which will be turned in tomorrow. We graphed two different systems of equations on a coordinate grid and shaded the region according to the solution which is tested by points. There were also two word problems asking to define variables and write and solve the equations. According to the units we have, she represents them by letters and writes the equations accordingly to then solve them by using the elimination method. After we finished reviewing the packet, we worked on questions to practice for the state assessment test. Our topic was percent problems and she is pretty good on percents problems. She has utilized the formula amount used over the original amount which works all the time. For our next session I will provide some extra resources for the test she will be taking soon."
"Today I taught the student about the Pythagorean Theorem. I explained how the equation worked and what it could be used for when dealing with right triangles. We spent the rest of the session using the equation to solve word problems, some dealing with distances traveled, some dealing with finding diagonals of squares and rectangles, and some dealing with straightforward triangles. She did really well with drawing her triangles using the information given and discovering what she needed to find using the equation. She said that she really enjoyed these types of problems. We will do some more practice with the Pythagorean Theorem next session as well. She also mentioned that in class that just got to interior and exterior angles and she was the only one who knew how to calculate them before the teacher explained. She was excited to be ahead of the curve!"
"The student has a test on Monday covering exponents, logs, and exponential growth and decay. To begin I wanted to challenge her knowledge of each subject to assess her readiness. She was able to answer all of my questions on exponents without issue. She had trouble with logs, however. At first she could not solve logarithmic equations. I showed her the rules of logs and how they are applied. It seemed she was able to work out the simpler problems in her head but had trouble with more complicated ones. Through practice we worked past this. Finally we moved on to exponential growth and decay which she was able to do sufficiently, again after practice. She plans on reviewing more privately with her teacher before the exam."