Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began by going over questions he had on the series problems, including one we didn't get to about the fixed points of a function. This is not a difficult concept and was easily mastered. We then moved on to discussing relations and functions, touching on composition and inverses. We were able to round out the session by starting on limits and continuity, including bi-directional limits, and the four types of discontinuity. The student's ability to master these topics on short notice continues to be impressive."
"Today we covered multiplication and division facts and focused on multiples of 12. The student did well and had a positive attitude. We have not worked together for a couple of weeks, so she took a little longer with flashcards than she had previously done. We also worked on word problems from her school workbook, and she was able set up the correct equations and solve them. I recommended that she continue to practice her flashcards so that she starts school next week with her math facts mastered, and we will continue to work on her speed and making her comfortable being timed. Overall, great session!"
"We finished chapter one and began chapter two. We reviewed word problems with percentages. She was easy to teach and wasn't afraid to ask questions. I gave her twelve problems from chapter one to complete for next session on Friday."
"We covered exercises and review problems. They include problems to write a fraction into power series and determine its interval of convergence. Many were to graph from polar equations, also problems to find area enclosed by curve in polar form."
"Today the student and I covered permutations and combinations in probability. From what he had told me, it was the topic that he had the most trouble with in Algebra I. I prepared a short lesson and we did practice problems together. I had him calculate the answer in different ways and explain how he got to his answer. I could see where he struggled conceptually and it was mostly in differentiating what is a permutation and what is a combination. As the session progressed he grew more confident and answered more questions correctly. Because permutations and combinations also show up on the Algebra II state assessment, we did some of those problems. I was pleasantly surprised that he was able to use what he learned and expand it into the situations the problems called for. Again, his mistakes are mostly from reading too fast or writing too small, but that is something that can be easily remedied. I will have him do a diagnostic test and some practice questions before our next session."
"The student surprises me more each time I see him. He is a very hard worker and has a strong need to succeed. I know he will do well next week. We have been doing math on Mondays and reading on Wednesdays. Today we worked on changing how the student sees the given problem to solve and then changes it to make it easier to complete the challenge. He keeps the books that we use on-hand so that he can use them at home whenever he chooses. He shows excellent progress."