Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on creating three questions for his end-of-the-year project on prison populations, and then spent some time creating songs on Garageband to provide musical accompaniment for his ancient Egypt project."
"The student has a final exam coming up next Wednesday, so we worked through review practice problems assigned by her teacher. The student was working with radicals pretty well but ran into some issues with quadratic equations and needs to review percentages word problems. I suggested to her that she might try to schedule another session before her review to complete the work, as her math grade is only a 58 and she needs to pull it up. (She has done considerably better in the past few months as we've worked together, but she was in bad shape in the class before then and needs to do well on her final.) I've urged her to finish the review problems over the weekend and send them to me for review and to go through any she has problems with."
"The student and I reviewed his current course work on adding and subtracting rational numbers. We worked on problems with like and unlike denominators. We then reviewed all chapter topics that will be covered in an upcoming test."
"The student has a state standardized math exam coming up. We worked through problems in his review packet. They included cross multiplying, factoring, using the t-test, finding inverses, and solving composite functions. He seemed unsure about how to start some of the problems, but once we worked through them, he grasped the concepts quickly. Many of the problems involved factoring, which he was especially comfortable with."
"During this session, we did practice problems in order to prepare for the student's final. She only recently learned about direct variation and rate of change, so we went over a lot of those problems. We also did some practice problems involving calculating slope and writing equations of lines given two points."
"We covered implicit differentiation. The student needed help with knowing what method to use for which type of problem. This will come with time, as it is a fast-paced class and takes some time to adjust to different problem-solving methods presented. We developed a system of steps to take for implicit differentiation."