Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I worked on derivatives of trigonometric functions. There was some struggle with these derivatives. Some of the trouble came from the different rules of differentiation, some came from the lapse of time between pre-calc and trigonometry. We will be working more on trig functions in the future."
"During this session we went over integrals, velocity, acceleration, and derivatives. I then assigned the student worksheets to work on before our next session."
"We covered trigonometric functions, how to graph them, conversion between radians and degrees, and the law of cosines and sines. It was a productive session."
"Student N: Today, Student N and I worked on memorizing his times tables. We verbally went through his 2's-12's and he did really well! I chose to focus on this with him as a way to catch up before he starts on new material in school. It is important for students to have these memorized so that higher math can be more accessible. After verbally going through his times tables, we had a "race" to see who could write down all of them, 2-12, the fastest. He seemed to enjoy it and did very well! I plan on continuing to work on this skill with him, and to hopefully work on his new school material with him next week. Student D: Today Student D and I continued his Cam Jansen book. We went through the words that had been difficult for him in the past that we had written down, and then read part of Chapter Four out loud. We talked about voice inflection, and why it's important to end sentences and questions differently when reading, so that you and your listener can understand the story. He seems to be improving in pace and inflection! We talked about him working on focusing on the "small" words when he reads, for example, not just say "to," "the," "and," etc. when he thinks those words will be there, but paying attention to what word is actually being used. He tends to plug in a word he thinks will be there instead of reading the word that is written. With time and practice, I have no doubt we will cure him of this habit."
"We reviewed multiples of 6 and introduced multiples of 7. We worked on two-step word problems (addition, multiplication) . Test taking strategies: Underlining the numbers in word problem and identifying cue words We closed out our session with a fun game to practice multiplication facts. The student really enjoyed it!"
"We covered the z-score formula, how to find outliers using a method related to IQR, we covered the normal distribution model and its skewness and how median, mode, and range are affected by it, we also covered concepts such as what z score means in context and how to determine a cumulative frequency plot. The student was struggling a bit with z-score formula and rearranging to solve for other variables. The student's attitude was generally positive, and the student has a test tomorrow. My strategies for this lesson were trying to build a foundation on the concepts and I hope to see the student attain progress in her grades."