Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on some practice problems for the student's test on Friday. The test will cover direct and inverse proportionality."
"We went through the student's old test. Although she got a 76, most, if not all, of her concepts were spot on. Only little errors here and there led to wrong answers. We will address the importance of double-checking work to avoid such errors in the future."
"The student's class has moved on to graphing trig functions. Now that she knows the unit circle pretty well, and she already knows how to graph other kinds of functions, it doesn't take too much to put them together. I gave her some tips on how I like to graph trig functions (find the axis and amplitude, then figure out which way it starts [sin, -sin, cos, or arccos], then find the period). We worked through several problems, and by the end she got pretty good at graphing. I also gave her a few problems out of the book to get her used to some of the word problems. I also had her work some problems backwards, finding the equation for a sin or cos function (or both) based on a given graph."
"Student 1 got the hang of solving inequalities in one session and will be able to move on next week. Student 2 also started this topic, but was only able to complete a few problems."
"I have continued to review for the final exam. We have done a lot of overview with relatively simple problems, in order to recall the various methods learned during the semester."
"Today, the student and I prepped for his algebra quiz tomorrow, which covers another different type of graphing, as well as surveying. We firstly began with the graphing portion of his studies, which included finding x and y intercepts in a basic algebraic function. The student quickly grasped the knowledge. We closed the session by working on surveying and learning about biases and the different types of sampling available when gathering data. ."