Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through her new material, and she seems quite comfortable with it, although she occasionally goes too fast when she thinks she has the answer and makes some careless errors. She is, overall, developing as a math student very well."
"The student and I worked on syllogisms and truth tables. We practiced with the four types of statements: first the conditional, then the inverse, converse, and contrapositive statements. We used symbolic logic such as P^Q, P U Q, or P ~ Q, and then fleshed those out with example statements such as, "If a figure is a square, then it is a rectangle" and evaluated the various statements that could be said about that. I learned about the student's studying style, and we discussed a plan for proceeding with further tutoring sessions every other week, at the least. There will be more frequent tutoring sessions as exams approach. There will be a quiz this Friday on the truth tables, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the student does on that."
"The student and I worked through her geometry homework together. Specifically, it covered polygons and their classifications and descriptions. She was mostly just struggling with remembering the names of the various polygons, but that's to be expected as this unit has just started. There were only a few questions she needed help on, and it was more to do with the phrasing of the question than a struggle with the concepts. Throughout the session, she seemed to be interested in the material."
"The student and I worked through Parallel lines in figures involving planes. We discussed skew, and we worked on proofs. We also reviewed for the chapter 1 and chapter 2 quiz. He understood everything quite well. The hardest part for him was drawing the figures. I left him with some review for chapter 2."
"The student and I worked through some geometry proofs for problems involving angles, mostly relying on the properties of vertical, supplementary, and complementary angles, as well as some algebraic properties of substitution and equality. The student seems like he's got a pretty good handle on the material, and he did a good job of carefully laying out the proofs step-by-step in a formal manner."
"The student and I worked through some questions regarding the new topics in his class. We did some practice problems with inequalities in functions and understanding how to approach them and to be able to graph the accurately. He came in roughly understanding the idea and we revised his knowledge and analysis of the material. Afterwards, he moved effortlessly through the problems. We will build on this knowledge as graphing of lines and functions will be a common topic throughout his course. Additionally, we finished up another practice section to prepare for the SAT Math."