Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over adding and subtracting rational functions. She understands the concepts, but would benefit from some additional practice. We also then went over how to graph rational functions. This is an area that we need to work on in future sessions."
"We reviewed the student's 2 homework assignments, which were on trig functions and determining angles/radians and co-terminals. It looks like it is easier for him to work the numbers if he converts everything into angles and then converts back to radians if necessary. He had several diagrams in which he was asked to find the angle. It was usually a circle on an x-y plot, and a small fraction of an angle was indicated. It was up to him to figure out how to relate his knowledge of dividing the circle properly and adding/subtracting accordingly to get the final angle. It also tested him on negative angles/radians. Overall, he did very well. He has a solid foundation on some of the basic math techniques, so once the problem is set up, he knows how to solve it. He has an exam tomorrow, so I recommended for him to look at the sample problem sets in his book so he can increase his exposure to the variety of ways his teacher can ask the questions."
"We worked on problems from the AP Calculus test that the student had problems with. I also gave her extra worksheets on solids of revolutions."
"Today the student worked on a homework assignment. The assignment was to analyze a data set using the principles we had been covering: Mean/SE, z-scores, confidence intervals, and interpreting statistics. We worked together to identify which statistical concept applied to each question and determine the appropriate formula to use. We calculated the answer to each question together, and the student was to write out the homework for submission on her own."
"The student had a practice AP Exam covering various topics, so we worked through this for the entire duration of the session. There were 3-4 questions on topics he had not covered yet, but we worked through most of the problems. I taught him one new concept (definite integrals) because it was only one additional step from the indefinite integrals he'd already learned. He walked me through the majority of the questions, and I was there to interject if he had additional questions on the method."
"We covered a review with mixed topics. The student seemed to struggle with proportions and percents. I talked to the student about practicing percents and proportions and that the more he practices the more comfortable he'll get with the topic."