Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I taught them about vector valued fields, conservatives fields, the curls, and then I introduced the line integral. I also gave them a handout that included also line integrals of vector fields and Green's Theorem."
"We continued to study for the student's math final. She did much better this time than on Monday and had really internalized a lot of the things we talked about on Monday. We learned how to work with percentage change, finding pre- and post-tax or discount costs, and a little bit with linear equations. I think she's well prepared for the test."
"Covered logarithms, change of base formula, and compound interest. Student not only had a good attitude, but knew the material very well. No extra practice, just tips and tricks to help for the test. Feel like she will pass the test very well."
"We worked on both math and science during this session. For math, we worked on graphing simple equations. The questions would give two points, and then the student would need to draw the line and find the slope. The student did fine with the arithmetic, but accidentally mixed up the x- and y-values when finding the slope multiple times. He was getting better toward the end, but I recommend double-checking that he actually did "rise over run" instead of the other way around on future assignments! For science, we got to study some vocabulary about the nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems. The student did much better with these words on our first review than he usually does, so I'm confident he did well on the quiz. It was a very productive session overall!"
"I reviewed the student's math homework and used flashcards to teach multiplication facts. I assigned a couple more pages in the student's math book and gave him multiplication facts to memorize for tomorrow. I assigned a video for the student to watch and take notes on using the outline structure discussed during class. We read another section of "Hatchet" and watched a video about how to construct an effective debris shelter. The student will explore a website, paying special attention to how to write a paragraph. We will discuss this in class later."
"We continued working on base 10 problems, this time focusing on making predictions for addition and subtraction of numbers up to 50,000. The student used estimation, rounding the numbers at the thousands place and adding/subtracting them to predict her answer, then completing the problem and checking if her answer made sense. We compared numbers like 18,764 and 18,141 by rounding them at the hundreds place and saying they must be about 600 apart. The student designed some questions to play a game with me using place value. We also did a review of the rest of the math we have been working on."