Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This afternoon, the student began with her English assignments. She had several worksheets on participles to complete, which she did and we reviewed together. We next worked on her essay for class on the personification of trouble in her book Trouble. The paper was quite good, but needed editing and refinement. We looked at it together and I helped her clarify vague terminology and concepts. We next moved on to math where we previewed the topic she will be working on next, quadratic equations. We discussed what quadratic equations are and how to solve them, focusing on factoring, graphing, and the quadratic formula."
"Today I did an assessment with the student to determine at which point we should begin, as well as which topics we need to review during our future sessions. I asked her to identify her known "problem areas" so that we can begin to focus on them."
"This session mainly focused on math. We practiced converting measurements between centimeters and millimeters and between liters and milliliters. We also worked on dividing by two digits. At first, this concept was a little difficult for the student, but after practicing multiple times, she really seemed to grasp the concept. We will continue to work on this concept during our next session. Until then, I left her materials in math and reading to practice with."
"We finished going through the last of the problems from the student's old papers. We looked at how to find a z-score for a particular percentile using the graphing calculator function instead of the table. We reviewed how to take the integral of a function by finding the antiderivative. We also practiced finding the average amount of money a player can earn for a particular game and how much the game operator should charge per game. We reviewed the law of cosines and the law of sines in order to find the area of a triangle. Lastly, we reviewed how to model the height of an object moving in a circular motion using a cosine wave and using knowledge about the period and size of the circular motion to find the constants. The student is doing well with probabilities."
"This week the student and I worked on his online math homework and his progress is steady. We solved various problems that involve surface area and volume of 3D shapes."
"We went of parabolas. We found the vertex, center, foci, and determined how to draw them given the equation of the circle (adapting it to work for a parabola)."