Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did not do well on her last exam, so she will be needing more exam preparation. We reviewed conditional statements and their converses, inverses, and contrapositives as well as biconditional statements. We worked on many problems practicing how to write these statements and how to treat their validity."
"The student finished his homework and did a quick review at the end. He has a grasp of the basics, but has trouble spotting the properties in different contexts (especially corresponding angles). It will stick in time as long as he keeps reviewing periodically."
"The student further covered rotations and reflections as well as translations and dilation. He had no problem with translations or dilation and is improving on reflections. He seems to have mastered rotations as well. Supplementary materials will be provided next week for him to practice reflections over a given y axis."
"The student had a quiz in her pre-cal class. The review information that she had focused on how to graph polynomial equations, find zeros of functions by factoring and synthetic division, and writing equations given the zeros. We focused mostly on graphing since this is the area for which she felt she needed the most improvement. After doing 20 or so problems, she was much more comfortable with graphing. We reviewed her quiz from the other pre-AP class that she was in as an additional practice and she was able to answer the questions, which she was not able to do at the time of the quiz. I felt she should be in a good shape for this quiz but needs to watch out for careless mistakes."
"The student had a test approaching Friday in calculus. We spent time reviewing her study guide and flashcards. I developed techniques that aligned with her teacher's style so that she could more easily remember long processes. I designed tests to expose her weak points and show her different ways a question can be asked. She did very very well. She showed promise in the quadratic equation and factoring."
"The student had a test yesterday on the material we went over on Tuesday (which was our first session). He said that the test went well, and he felt confident about how he did. Today, we went over parallel, skew, and perpendicular lines, and the angles associated with those relationships. He stuck with me very well, even though some of this section's material was a bit repetitive. He did his homework assignment for tomorrow and I talked to him about how these angular relationships can relate to proofs. It was a great session."