Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we covered very basic trigonometric concepts, such as 30-60-90/45-45-90 triangles, solving right triangles using trigonometric ratios, and introducing the idea of radians. The student showed an impressive understanding of the material with no struggles or weaknesses."
"In this session, the student and I reviewed chapters 3 and 4, in preparation for his upcoming midterm. This included quadratic functions, completing the square, matrix arithmetic, and solving systems of equations. Before beginning new material, I reviewed the work he had done on his own. He did very well with last sessions material and had only a few clarification questions function composition. We spent time reviewing each section, allowing him to review each topic. He plans on working through the chapter review exercises for practice on completing the square, and solving/graphing quadratic inequalities, which were the sections he had the most questions on. We plan on finishing the final two chapters next session to complete all the material on the midterm."
"The student and I covered concepts including different ways of viewing slope, similar triangle ratios, and graph recognition of standard lines. Student did not struggle at all. Students seems to follow along pretty well with conceptual topics."
"The student and I met for our first session. We went through several homework problems to address any pressing issues. We worked through several trig problems, mostly focusing on the unit circle and the relationship between degrees and radians. I think with more practical examples and guided teaching, she is getting a better understanding of the material and able to apply what she's learned."
"The student and I met for the first time at his high school. He was studying for a test the following day, so we worked through some of the review problems assigned. Since he didn't have access to his textbook, there was some struggle with specific vocabulary: field axiom, transcendental numbers, multiplicative inverse property, etc. We will continue to work on vocab in future sessions, as the subtleties of integers vs. rational numbers vs. real numbers will be important going forward this year. The student had some difficulty focusing; this is an area we will also continue to work on and develop some strategies to support. The student displayed strong algebra solving skills as we worked on the review: two-step problems, linear inequalities, and problems with absolute value."
"The student and I prepared for her new semester. She will be in Algebra 2. Her teachers sent home some worksheets to do before the school year. She did great on all of them. We needed to do a little extra review of completing the square and point-slope form."