Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued reviewing for his test using the new review sheet from his teacher. We were able to review concepts in sine, cosine, tangent, CSC, SEC, and COT. We also reviewed the unit circle, degrees and radians, trigonometry word problems. Finally we reviewed how to find the amplitude, period, and midline of sine and cosine graphs and also how to use that information to plot the graphs. Overall it was a good session."
"The student had covered completing the square in class that day and had homework from that section in the book. I took the opportunity to really quick review the fact that you have to treat both sides of an equation the same as it's an important core concept. Otherwise, she did very well and only experienced a little difficulty when it came to problems with no solutions. These problems involved equations that worked out to have negative square root values, which we had talked about before but did a quick review on why they weren't possible. We finished the session doing some review problems from the mid-chapter quiz which were also assigned as homework. On these problems the student did very well and needed no real assistance."
"Today we covered factoring, solving equations by factoring and a review of Algebra 1 skills. The student struggled with a few review problems but overall was a great session. She mastered factoring trinomials including the strategies she remembered from last session. She was left to review the next section of her unit."
"Today we went over the exam the student just took, carefully going over the steps to calculating the correct answers. I told him to go home and take the exam over again, making sure he paid attention to any problems he may get stuck on."
"In today's session, the student completed homework assignments for his chemistry, physics, and algebra classes. In chemistry it was a worksheet on chemical and physical changes and in physics it was a worksheet on Newton's 1st and 2nd laws. For math, he created a graph of his bowling scores as math homework, then did review problems for his test retake tomorrow. He did much better with the problems he missed on his math test the first time and I think this will reflect in his test score the second time around."
"We worked on solving equations for x and determining whether there were no solutions, one solution, or infinitely many solutions. He will be taking a test before our next session on Monday, so going over that will be very informative to me as to where he stands overall in his understanding of the Algebra I material."