Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we covered the concepts involved in correlation. Specifically, we went over positive and negative correlations, as well as strength of correlations and how to interpret them. At the end of the session, the student seemed much more comfortable with the topic."
"Today was my first session meeting with the student. He did not have any homework, so I gave him a diagnostic test to determine his current strengths and weaknesses. The student has memorized his basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. He requires assistance, however, when solving long division, adding and subtracting fractions, and when creating equal proportions. The student completed all his work and stayed on task for the entire session."
"Covered 6th grade algebra - how to evaluate expressions with one variable when given the numeric value of the variable, also how to do the prime factorizations of numbers and how to divide fractions. The student didn't bring any homework, and his explanation of the graphic method he was being taught for algebra didn't help me, so I found worksheets online. We also did a vocabulary word scramble worksheet from online."
"The student and I worked on her homework, which focused on inequalities. She's actually really good at these. While working on these problems I made sure she was taking her time to think about each problem. We didn't finish all of her assignments, but I did try to focus on the ones that seemed more difficult in order to give her extra practice."
"This was a good session. We began by assessing basic parabolic transformations (x^2, x^2-4, 1/3x^2, 3x^2, (x-2)^2). Afterwards, we began to look at exceptions like holes, asymptotes, and jumps. We also expressed domain, range, local minimums, local maximums, and we briefly discussed tangent lines. We will look toward introducing some chemistry next lesson."
"The student and I continued to practice volume problems using shells, discs, and washers in preparation for his test on Friday. We then completed a review worksheet covering the fundamental theorem of calculus, u-substitution, and other previously covered material. We ended by previewing finding arc length, which will be covered tomorrow in class."
"The student and I worked on his homework assignment that involved plugging numerical values into equations involving exponents and finding the value of the expression. He did a great job by working independently and only had one question for me in the entire session!"
"The student began a new trimester. They are covering ongoing material about mean +_ error. The current material on t* builds from the previous work on z*. She is able to manipulate means and deviation/error. Preemptively preparing for the next exam, we should start to review what rules apply to which set of statistics."
"We covered a brief intro to rational functions. We worked on graphing functions of the form f(x)=a/(x-h)+k using transformations and stretching. This also included finding the domain and the behavior of f as x approached points not in its domain. The student grasped the material quickly and did great on the practice problems."
"Today, we worked on review homework as well as general review for his test on triangles. We covered transversal/parallel line theorems, triangle similarity and solving applied algebra problems with triangle angle theorems. He did a really great job today showing his work when I asked and writing out everything in a neat, organized way. He did good work overall."
"Completed problem set 90 for homework. The student got an 82 on his last math quiz, which is definitely a job well done. We are continuing to work with negative numbers and on problem solving. We are still putting particular emphasis on understanding and breaking down word problems."
"We went over logarithms and exponents. We prepared for the student's quiz tomorrow by going over practice problems. He had a fair grasp of most concepts, but we still went over a good amount of problems. He definitely showed progress as he was able to apply what he learned over the course of the session to later problems"