Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered more of the properties and rules of logarithms, prepared for the material she'll be tested on this week, and I also introduced her to Trigonometry and the concepts she'll need to understand to master the subject."
"Each of the girls chose one activity from their homework matrix. The first chose to work on addition facts and the other did an excellent job explaining related facts. We also reviewed skip counting by 5's and 10's."
"Today we covered indefinite limits and used lots of partial fraction decomposition, integration by parts, and even a tangent substitution. Tomorrow I will give a short lecture on how to tackle all these problems as a review for the exam coming up."
"The student did an excellent job today. She was very focused on her homework, and was able to easily and quickly complete it. She has a solid understanding of rounding (how to, and the purpose of). Her other homework was practice adding and subtracting, which she completed without any problems. We spent more of the session practicing problems for her test on Friday. The student was able to do all the problems on place value, even expanded form, which she had a bit of trouble with last week. We also practiced multiplication tables up to 12 for her quiz tomorrow. She knows all her facts, and we strategized to help her feel confident during the quiz."
"The student was very prepared and had already done most of her homework. We went over her homework and her remaining questions, and also looked back at some of the previous chapters as well as forward to what was next to come. This chapter seems like it should be a good one for her."
"We reviewed adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by fractions, and we covered the number line and putting negative/positive fractions and decimals in order from least to greatest. We also covered how to convert fractions into decimals. He has improved tremendously in his understanding of fractions since we started. I'd like to continue working on reducing fractions, which I think the student will get better at as he continues to work on his multiplication tables. We will also continue working on understanding the number line. For extra practice, I asked him to review his multiples of 9, and continue reviewing his multiplication tables."
"The student and I reviewed his recent exam. He scored a 48/52 on the exam and 3/4 points were simple calculation errors. We did preparation for the HSPT exam, utilizing various learning tools. He is working on learning the geometry equations, as he has not yet covered that in class."
"I discussed volume applications of the definite integral with the student, specifically the general cross section method, the disk method, and the washer method, going over problems with her. The student initially struggled with setting up these problems, but I showed her different ways to visualize the problem, and she has a much better understanding of how to work these classes of volume problems."
"Today we covered sections 3.3 and 3.4 over polynomials of higher powers. She said her group test last week was pretty easy. The only thing she had trouble with was figuring out how to start problems. Other than that she is doing very well."
"First reviewed the student's math test from right before our first session. It was a great way to see how much she's progressed in the past two weeks, as she could confidently correctly answer almost all of the questions she got wrong before. We then worked on her current homework, which she had no problem doing, and branched off a little bit into multiplying three-digit numbers and multiplying decimals. She seemed to understand the decimal multiplication just fine, but had a little trouble with the three-digit numbers. I plan on going over those again another time. The student is perfectly bright and seems to understand all the concepts I explain, but often second-guesses herself or answers too quickly, and she might have this problem when taking tests as well."
"This tutoring session was on 10/07 from 6:00pm-7:30 p.m. We went over graphing radical and cube root functions (emphasis on finding range and domain, and creating a mirror axis). We also discussed his recent chemistry topics on Lewis dot structure and covalent bonding of atoms (analyzing the periodic table according to rows and periods, and understanding the octet rule). In our next session I am going to try and focus on getting him to write out the problems."
"The student and I completed a homework assignment and prepared for her test on Oct 8. The homework and test will be focused on inverse functions. The student has a strong grasp on the subject mater, specifically how a function and its inverse are related."