Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we covered the concepts involved in solving linear equations. We also made flashcards on some of the material the student was rusty on."
"I gave a lesson on integration in multiple variables. We covered iterated integrals, integrals in R^2, polar coordinates, and integration of polar coordinates. We did several examples, and I had the student work through the examples as well to help the concepts settle."
"The student and I continued discussing the independent/dependent variable project we started on Monday. We will finish it together on Thursday. I also went over her other math homework with her. She has become much faster at it as of late. I have to do much less supplementary teaching of the lessons. She is making a lot of good progress. We also continued to practice multiplication facts."
"The student and I worked on composition of functions, first using numbers and then a variable in the composition. She decomposed a graph into two separate functions. She then solved equations involving the composition of two or three functions, verifying her answers in the original equation. She did well on these exercises. She finished her homework, and we did a few additional problems. We will have another session on Sunday, as she will have a review sheet to go over for her test on Monday."
"The student and I worked on division today. I saw from his word problems that he is good with drawing to represent division, so I began by having him distribute cookies onto different numbers of plates to divide the cookies evenly and practice certain facts that he hesitates on when we do problems. Then, we did these numbers in different forms. I also had him factor those numbers and write his own problems using those numbers. I am trying to get him to group certain numbers in his head, or visualize them with a picture, so that if he knows that 5 x 7 = 35, he also knows that 35/7 = 5, and so on. After he did several problems, I let him draw for a minute. By the end of the session, he had done a hundred problems and had his drawing finished."
"Today we reviewed the student's past exam, which was graded very harshly. The lesson learned is to master the topic, including the smallest details, because they count. Another issue was to develop the sense for numbers, so the student can estimate from the very result whether the magnitude of the result makes logical sense. Then we covered 3 topics that will be on next week's quiz: circular pie charts, standard deviation, and box (box & whisker) diagrams. The student is well versed in the 3 topics for the next quiz, but he needs to practice these 3 topics on his own over the next couple of days."