Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on word problems in his workbook. The topics included process of elimination, algebra using names as variables, visual representation of word problems, percentages, process of elimination using mode, range, mean, and median, and problems that addressed calculating volume of a cylinder. Excellent session for one hour."
"Final session. After reviewing the student's workload for final exams on Monday, he requested that we focus on his math homework. We worked through the entire problem set; the student learned how to create equations from a table, functions, and improved his graphing skills."
"Good session! We worked through the student's homework on coordinate grids. For the most part, he has no problems. Then we moved on to pie chart construction. He got a little overwhelmed with converting fractions to percentages--something I would like to continue working with him on--but grasps at least what a pie chart is supposed to represent."
"Today we worked on conversions of metric and standard units of measurement. We discussed mean median and mode and worked out problems. The student completed the arithmetic section of a practice test and scored 100%. He is ready to move on to elementary algebra."
"The student practiced counting. He can count to 39, without making errors. He then identified numbers 1-10. He can identify a few numbers like 0, 1, 2, 4 & 5. We also practiced identifying the letters that he still has challenges with (h, g, t, e, f, y & w). We then went on to a writing activity. We ended with a handwriting activity."
"The student and I covered the topics of related rates problems and applications of derivatives to graphs. This was our first session together. He has a good grasp of the mathematics involved; most of the help I've provided has been in how to approach problem solving. With some practice working through examples, he should be able to develop a strong understanding of the material. I recommended that he look back at the solutions to problems he's already done in order to better digest the material."
"We went through her Unit 4 exam (which was recently handed back from her teacher). We discussed the questions she did wrong and she redid some of them herself. I will scan and send my copy of the work to her tomorrow. We started on the Unit 3 exam, and got through number 10 on part one. We will pick up with number 12 on Sunday."
"We worked on dividing fractions and word problems involving fractions. She did not have homework to go over, as she completed it in class. She realized she did need help with word problems for a test. She was able to easily compute the division of fractions."
"The student and I covered many different topics from her homework problems. We worked on problems from the following topics: Rolle's Theorem, Improper Integration, Inverse Trigonometric Function Differentiation and Integration, Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and L'Hopital's Rule. The student does not struggle in any major areas, except some minor integration and differentiation mistakes."
"We completed the student's review assignment today, doing more work with quadratics and parabolas, and also covering circles, exponentials, logarithms, and inverse functions again. She said my explanation of logarithms helped clear up a lot of her confusion, and she did well with the other material."
"We spent most of our time working with functions. We addressed finding the domain and range of functions and whether a function was one-to-one. We also looked at finding the inverse of quadratic functions and completing the square. We ended by spending some time on sign diagrams and inequalities."
"The student and I reviewed her math test. Afterwards, we brainstormed topics for her science essay on biodiversity. Together we came up with the idea to write about invasive lion fish. She seemed excited to write about the topic."