Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we did some vocabulary work, and writing in which we went over some basic grammar mistakes in the student's writing. Lastly, we did some practice multiplication problems in which the student had to multiply double and triple digit numbers, then we went over rounding numbers with decimals, which he seemed to have problems on in his previous homeworks."
"Covered conics not centered at the origin. We used the discriminant to determine which conic was represented by the equation (circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola). Took the equation and put it in standard form so we could graph the equation."
"The usual spelling/grammar/writing practice. We're doing a little more reading comprehension as the weeks continue. Student 1 is showing great progress, and Student 2 is still moving along. I look forward to seeing if their progress translates in class."
"I helped the student with some math and science With each subject, I'm teaching him to consolidate the material, organize it, and study it vigorously."
"The students and I went over sections 1.4-1.9 in the pre-calculus textbook together in preparation for a quiz and test that they will have this coming week. We worked through practice problems pertaining to each of the major concepts, went over a packet they had received in class, and I answered any questions they had as they worked on their homework for this Monday."
"During our first session together, the student worked on his homework that was due today, we looked at and studied previous worksheets that he had not completed, and we took notes into his graphing calculator on concepts he needs to use frequently. He was a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to helping him learn Algebra and Algebra II concepts."
"The student and I met for the last time in regards to his final exam for the course. The course has a comprehensive final exam with all of the concepts that were covered during the semester being on there. The only concept that we had not had the opportunity to cover was that of partial derivatives. He was able to pick that up with some explanation, as well."
"She has changed from honors pre-calc to non-honors pre-calc. This time we talked about transformations of graphs as well as whether or not a function is symmetric with the origin, y-axis, x-axis, y=x, and y=-x."
"The student wanted one more session the day before her exam to last minute review for the final the following day. She wanted me to quiz her on all the review packets for the exam. We ended up reviewing on 1)molecular geometry, 2)density, 3)physical states of matter, 4)bonding, 5)homogenous/heterogeneous mixtures, 6)isotopes, 7)writing formulas, 8)naming compounds, and 9)significant figures. I feel that she is ready for her exam. She did have a good handle on most of the topics; it was only a few that she needed to re-learn."
"During this session the student and I returned to critical reading. We discussed more advanced strategies for passage reading, pertaining to time management. We talked about important information versus useless information, and when it is OK to speed up or slow down."
"The student and I went over his homework, which he aced. We then started working on short critical reading passages. His homework was to finish a few critical reading passages that we were unable to complete during the session due to time constraints."
"The student's weekly quiz was pushed back until Thursday, so we spent the first half of this session reviewing relevant material for the quiz (the tangent ratio, sine/cosine ratios, and angles of elevation and depression). The rest of the session was spent completing practice problems relating to 'story-problems'- typically real scenarios that require tools from 9.1-9.3 to solve. He also finished his homework assignment for 9.5 that covered trigonometry and areas. Areas and perimeters were a problem area for him during chapter 7, so I took extra care walking him through the process and strategies for solving these types of problems. His exam will be next week and I feel like he is more than prepared for it as of now."