Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, multiplying and dividing integers was reviewed. The student scored an 18/20 on the exercises assigned for homework. The student displayed a positive attitude about reviewing today's concepts."
"During today's session, the student and I reviewed operations with complex numbers. I modeled and explained what the complex conjugate is and why we use it when dividing complex numbers. The student grasped the concept quite easily. We then practiced multiplying complex numbers (monomial x binomial and binomial x binomial). We discussed and worked several problems using i^2 to simplify the answer. She understood each of the concepts very well. I can see a very noticeable improvement in her approach the math and her confidence level. It is quite evident that her hard work is paying off."
"For this lesson, we worked on eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and matrix determinants. All this material was new the student, so this was a lesson from the ground-up for these concepts. As well was going over the material in the book, I had the student solve some problems involving these concepts to make sure he understood what was going on. In the end, we discussed how these relate to the problems he is trying to solve for work."
"For this session, I began by reviewing different math notations (i.e., all the ways to write addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). After, that we discussed the properties of positive and negative numbers (specifically what happens when you add/subtract/multiply/divide and how this applies to the number line). Finally, we looked over the PEMDAS model for the correct order of operation. We spent the last 30 minutes applying these lessons to actual equations and discussed how ambiguities in notation change the answer."
"For this session, I proofread and checked some work that was given to the student by her teacher. There were only a few problems that she needed to make corrections on. I also then gave her a few practice problems to do that pertained to the review that was given. In the next session, I will work with her to review for her final semester exam."
"For this session, I reviewed the following concepts with students: synthetic division, exponential growth/compound interest problems, and trigonometric equations. The students were able to grasp the processes quickly when given the review, as well as connect the trigonometry conceptually to the unit circle."