Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed several of the concepts we have practiced to date. We also concentrated heavily on converting fractions to decimals. We discussed the idea of a fraction being "part of a whole." We used a pizza cut into slices as an example. We used word problems to extend and deepen his knowledge of fractions through the introduction of a word problem."
"This was a great intro session. We will also meet tomorrow morning to focus more on graphs. Today we explored the trigonometric functions and the unit circle. I taught the student how to derive the unit circle without long memorization. Then I introduced some trig identities and we jumped into her homework packet. We looked at estimating all trig functions given one function and angle or sections incomplete triangles. We also looked at arc trig or inverse trig functions and graphic transformations. I will be specializing our meeting tomorrow on the trig function graphic transformations."
"The main concepts were using Pythagorean theorem and calculating the volume of prisms and spheres. Previous concepts were also reviewed in anticipation of midterms. The student understood the material and was able to pick up the new concepts quickly."
"The goal was go over the student's notes and prepare for the final she has to take before Monday. We went over z-test, t-test, and Chi-square. I sent the student a document about regression models. My action items: 1. Prepare examples to illustrate application of Poisson distribution 2. Prepare examples to illustrate binomial distribution 3. Review her notes and develop a strategy to better prepare the student for the final (practice on each concept)"
"Yesterday was the first time I met with the student. The student had a test on chapter 6 (the differential equations chapter) the next day. She had a study sheet that we went over, it covered differential equations, solving initial value problems, slope fields, and some word problems involving exponential growth and decay. We did great on the differential equation/initial value problems. She knocked those out of the park. The slope field problems were not that much of a challenge either. We also went over her previous test she took."
"The student finished her homework that covered inverse functions, graphing inverse functions, finding the domain and range of a function and its inverse, finding inverse functions and proving by composition of functions that two functions are indeed inverses. She also worked on a review packet for her upcoming test, reviewing logarithmic functions, exponential functions, rules of logs and exponents, solving logarithmic and exponential functions, change of base formula, and more practice with inverses."