Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed preparing for her test. I showed her some interactive resources to understand the unit circle better and helped her memorize relationships between the 6 trigonometric functions. We also talked about why angles are measured in degrees and radians."
"Today, the student and I covered composite trig functions. We focused on reviewing her homework and looking ahead to what is coming this week. Additionally, we discussed the structure of her class and what her teacher expects so I can further help her. She is eager and willing to learn. I look forward to our next session!"
"We went over the basics of trigonometry. She needed help mostly with understanding what was being asked and the simplicity of the questions. Her attitude was excellent. We focused on problem solving and how to break a problem down to solve it. The strategy for this session was to bring a better understanding of trig and how it is used. She worked very hard to understand the material and how to apply her new knowledge."
"We went through several word problems. I explained how she has to use the given information to set up the system of equations and then solve them by elimination and substitution. She understood them and she was able to do them by herself. We also covered chemical compounds and their formula. I explained how she has to use ions charge to write the chemical formulas. She understood them. She is doing good."
"We did PSAT practice problems for the entire session. The student and I discussed how there are problems with copying the math problems down incorrectly or forgetting to carry a sign, etc. We discussed how she should really give herself ample space on a piece of paper to stay organized and to really focus on the calculations while she's working out the math problems. Also, we discussed how she can double-check her work so she doesn't get a problem wrong because she made a simple math error. Overall, I feel that she is doing a great job, and I see improvement in understanding word problems without any assistance. Her math skills are good. She just needs to be focused and organized while working out the problems."
"The student needed help with math word problems during this session. I taught her to slow down and read one sentence at a time, then circle numbers and write out what she knows piece by piece. She had to do two-step problems involving subtraction or addition, then multiplication. By the second or third example, she was a pro at figuring out which numbers to use for which operations. She really understood the importance of keeping like units together; for example, adding oranges plus oranges but not oranges plus apples. At the end of our session, we reviewed some multiplication facts (0's, 1's, 2's and 5's)."