Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has the last test of this semester coming up this Thursday. With that in mind, we delved headfirst into the last topic covered on this test: solving systems of equations in three variables. Given his proficiency in both the combination and substitution methods of solving systems that he demonstrated last time, I wasn't surprised that he did so well with solving three variables. Given how well he's been doing in his recent sessions, I believe he's set to do really well on his upcoming test."
"The student had just finished a test on Ch. 1 and wasn't happy that he got an 80 on it, so he wanted to get a jump on Ch. 2 with the help of a tutor for our first session. We went through his textbook and I pointed out important topics through a couple of sections and we did numerous examples of each type of problem as well. He said this tutoring helped a lot and felt much better about the material now."
"The student and I covered substitutions, mean value theorem, the fundamental theorem of calculus I and II, and free response questions pertaining to integrals and the fundamental theorems. By the end she seemed much more comfortable with it. I could tell that she understands the fundamental concepts behind the problems. After she thinks about the concepts for a minute, she can apply them."
"The student and I reviewed test and corrected errors, going over operations with complex numbers, factoring, and quadratics. We then practiced finding quadratic equations from information given, operations with polynomials, and factoring polynomials. I suggested sections for the student to review further to prepare for his test."
"The student and I looked at the parent functions and how to apply transformations to them. We also looked briefly at using long division to extract parent functions and the complications to arise when the degree is greater than 1. No exact score on exam one yet. We will use that as a starting point and go from there. The last test only had cramming and last minute study so this should be smoother and more successful. We will meet twice a week for 1.5 hours Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We are going to see if homework is enough practice or whether I should prepare extra practice."
"Today, the student and I prepared for her math test on Thursday. We worked on review questions from her online course materials as well as went over the review she was given as a handout. The student has a good grasp of the concepts and should do well on the test. For the online work, she had to achieve a minimum grade of 80/100, and whatever grade she got would be her grade for that section."
"The student and I went over his Econ/Business Lit online course and did some graphing exercises together. Then we continued our linear equations work in algebra. The session went really well and I assigned the student 15 problems of review to do for homework."
"Today we covered mainly trigonometric proofs. This was the part he felt most unprepared for, but he seems to have started grasping the concept better. We also went over how to solve triangles. I left him with a sheet of formulas and identities he should memorize for his test."
"During the session, the student and I worked on solving sets and inequalities. In preparation for her test, I suggested that she complete the review exercises at the end of the chapter."
"I covered equations of lines, equations of planes, dot/cross vectors section today. The student is making progress both in understanding concepts and solving problems. She is making good progress in class, homework, lab quizzes, etc. The students needs a little more practice with equations of lines/planes which I explained and then we worked through some problems together. Our session went great and we made progress."
"In this session, I saw the student's last quiz. We reviewed the problems where she lost points. We also went over review problems for an upcoming test. She generally understands the concepts, however she needs more practice applying them in different situations."
"Today the student and I worked on solving 2 step equations by adding or subtracting, and dividing. She still needs to work on adding and subtracting integers and using the correct signs. We finished 21 problems and then began work on creating a plant cell for her project in biology. She drew pictures of the nucleus, nucleolus, vacuole, smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, mitochondria, chloroplast, and other organelles. To finish the session the student painted her plant cell and prepared her labels for the cell."