Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student #1 and I began with times tables. I taught him a pattern for counting by 6s, and quizzed him repeatedly on his 6 times tables. By the end of the session, he had shown progress; he now has his 9s memorized, but needs work on his 6s, 7s, and 8s. We also worked on fractions, on which he showed confidence and understanding. Student #2 and I worked on word problems that involved 3+ addition, subtraction, multiplication and division steps. These problems were part of her college readiness practice test assigned as homework. Student #2 was able to complete all individual steps of the word problems. We will continue to review how to figure out the next steps and visualizing the problem. We also went over square products up to 100, and I gave her more practice to memorize these equations."
"In this session, the student and I reviewed implicit differentiation and expressing one variable as a function of another. We also discussed how differentiability implies continuity and the definition of tangent lines and max/min. The student is preparing for a test with these exercises."
"Today, I met with student #1 first. He told me that he believes he did well on the quiz last Thursday. He doesn't have his grade yet. I had him finish the last two division problems I left him with last week. He told me that he took a field trip on Friday. So with the math quiz last Thursday and the field trip on Friday he did not have any new material to review since the quiz. I gave him problems on all operations with fractions. I next met with student #2. He reported that he got his grade for the quiz last Thursday and it was a 93. I had him finish the one division and the one multiplication problem I left him with last week. I gave him problems on all operations with fractions like I did with student #1. I had a good session with both students today."
"We worked on solving one step and two step equations. We also worked on solving problems that involve fractions and mixed numbers-practiced adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers, and decimals too."
"The student and I covered about six free response questions. They were all from previous AP exams and were pretty easy for the student, which was great. The most difficult of the six questions involved Taylor series and the interval of convergence. We will be focusing on these the most in the next sessions and also practice how to manipulate tangent lines of functions. One subject she definitely got the hang of is Euler's method, which is what we practiced on with a few questions last session."
"We did some work practicing combining like terms, and also did practice with the distributive property. We then did some practice problems using both the distributive property and combining like terms, including a few problems involving adding perimeters of shapes, and a word problem."