Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished up work on the second section of the SSAT she had previously taken. We reviewed concepts we had discussed previously, and I also focused on pointing out which methods/shortcuts to use on which types of questions."
"The student and I had another session this weekend before he has a quiz on some of his Chapter 2 material tomorrow. We worked on review of the difference quotient and how to solve it, odd and even functions, domains, ranges, increasing and decreasing intervals and a few other graphical analyses. This is now the third time I have worked with him, and it has gone really well so far. Our next session is going to be sometime this coming week."
"The student and I held our first tutoring session yesterday evening. During this session, we started and completed her current assignment on Trigonometric Identities. Most of the problems involved using Trigonometric Identities to simplify expressions. Overall, she did not struggle whatsoever. The main point I wanted to get across on this topic is that it's essentially algebra. It seemed this approach to the problems resonated with her."
"The student and I looked over the material he will start covering in class this week. It is review for him from algebra 2. We reviewed logarithms and exponential functions (properties, how to graph, applications, e.g. compound interest). He did not struggle with anything except for graphing exponential functions with fractions. He gained a better understanding during practice problems and will be fine with more review. He was very respectful, stayed focused throughout the session, and worked hard to understand the material presented. I advised him to not do math in his head too often and to not work too quickly. He only messed up when he skipped writing down steps. This was my first session with him, and I think it went well! I am excited for us to continue working together."
"The student and I met today for the first time for our first session. We completed homework, and then I gave her an assessment. She definitely has the ability and skills to succeed in this class. Math just isn't her favorite subject. That being said, consistency and practice are best for her. So we are scheduled on a weekly basis."
"The student and I once again used her homework to go over the topics she is currently learning. The first few questions were interpreting real life data given as tables and scatter plots. We created a linear model on US air travel and also analyzed a graph of average salaries in professional baseball. The next bank of questions regarded factoring quadratic. At the end, I reminded her of the multiple ways we approached factoring quadratic (as a trinomial, quadratic formula, taking out a greatest common factor). She seemed fairly comfortable with the traditional methods of factoring and after some practice, seemed comfortable using the quadratic formula."