Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We just did some review for upcoming exam. She had a bit of trouble with the factoring problems given to her, so I made a few up for her to give her a bit more practice. Everything else went pretty smoothly, with the occasional small arithmetic mistake. As long as she is careful, she'll do well on her exam."
"We reviewed sinusoidal problems for a Ferris modeling with phase shifts and without phase shifts, calculation of the amplitude, circular frequency, vertical shifting and horizontal shifting as well as the physical representation of the mathematics."
"We reviewed the properties of logarithms and solved a variety of logarithm related problems. The student was struggling the most with factoring out x to solve logarithmic equations. He was able to figure out a way to solve the problem though, and he has a great attitude. I'll send him a practice worksheet for logarithms."
"We reviewed Tuesday's homework on domains of inequalities. We covered test strategies that would make solving those problems easier in an exam. We also went over the exam study guide. The student will email if he has any test questions before the exam next week."
"We spent an hour and 45 mins on the SAT prep book and the rest of the season on Trig. We talked about the definition of the trig functions and inverse functions and how to apply them in different problems. The student will continue working on the SAT prep book and the practice problem from our trig lesson today. On Wednesday, the lesson will be run similarly to today."
"We spent most of our time going over how to multiply decimals. First we discussed converting decimals to whole numbers, and then multiplying the resulting whole numbers, followed by dividing by the numbers used to convert the decimals. Much of the session was spent on multiplying large numbers together. Rather than taking the traditional approach that involves "carrying the one", etc., we discussed how multiplication of large numbers can instead be done by FOILing the product. I used this to emphasize that there are NOT multiple different ways of multiplying numbers together, but that it all stems from the distributive property of multiplication."