Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over trigonometric functions, sine, cosine, and tangent, and the Pythagorean theory. We would use the functions to determine sides and angles of right triangles. We worked about 30 homework problems that the student had, and went over the side-angle definitions and relationships. We also worked four different word problems dealing with side angle equations."
"During this session, we continued to review for the student's math state exam, which she will be taking next week. We solved problems from a review sheet given to her by her math teacher. The problems included percent sale multi-step problems, addition of negative decimals, changing mixed fractions to decimals and vice versa, dividing decimals, multiplying decimals, writing and solving algebraic expressions. She is progressing very well when compared to her performance previously when it comes to solving these types of problems, specifically adding negative numbers. She has a positive attitude towards the material that we reviewed. She stated that this session was helpful for her."
"Today, we continued our work on logarithms. I reviewed all of the rules in simplifying logarithmic expressions including sum and difference, rewriting as exponents, and the change of base rule. The student is doing better with the subject, but needs to review outside of our sessions."
"We reviewed BC Calculus Euler approximations. We studied them with respect to tangent lines, Taylor polynomials, concavity issues, and percent error. The student was very quick at picking up all the concepts. He is very competent with math. We reviewed several free response type questions. He understood them completely by the end of the session. I left him with extra problems to practice. I was very happy to see how easily and completely he understood everything once we were finished."
"This was our second meeting in quite a while. For the first part of the session, we reviewed chemistry. We went over the homework packet the student's teacher had assigned on calorimetry and used it as a guide to explain calorimetry/thermodynamics concepts. She had a good grasp of the material. We then reviewed for her algebra 2 class, specifically going over the binomial theorem, factorials, and Pascal's triangle. We worked on a few practice problems from her worksheet, and afterwards, she had a much better understand of the content. She was engaged and attentive during the session."
"We covered explicit and recursive formulas for sequences and reviewed for the upcoming assessment exam. The student was making minor calculation errors when finding the common ratio. She is always eager to complete all assignments and truly understand the content. I encourage process of elimination when it comes to tests and memorizing differences between recursive and explicit formulas. She is constantly increasing her math aptitude, every session."