Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over arithmetic and geometric sequences. We also went over series and binomial expansion and the theory itself behind binomial expansion. The student was very encouraged and willing to work hard. Finally, we went over a lot of test-taking strategies to figure out questions more quickly and easily."
"We covered word problems and factoring by grouping. We focused on his assignment for the night. The student needs more practice with word problems."
"We completed take home quiz for his class on Monday. The topics covered on the quiz included limit in multiple dimensions and partial derivatives. The student seems to understand this material well and was able to work out most of the problems on his own."
"Today the student had some math homework. She had already completed it, but we reviewed it. We then practiced that material using worksheets I brought. We focused on understanding angles by calculating missing angles and learning about the angles within triangles. She was excited to work with triangles as they are her favorite shape! We then did some review, calculating slope of a line from its graph, graphing lines using slope-intercept form, and making scatter plots of data. She did a great job learning the new concepts and seemed to enjoy the variety of work. I will make sure to bring more triangle worksheets next week!"
"In preparation for Friday's test, the student and I reviewed appropriate material: Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, & fun with vectors. Our greatest difficulty seems to have been transcribing the problems in her book onto paper, but eventually we overcame and our answers coincided with the answer key's expectation."
"Working in unit 14, the student scored 100% on two skills update quizzes and 80% on two checkpoints. He showed mastery of dividing to find unit rate and interpreting the graph of an inequality (after referring to the notations for greater than and less than). He needs guidance when working with order of operations -- deciding what to do first, how to interpret the notations and signed numbers. He practiced finding the sign of the answer first --mentally, using rules -- then using his calculator. Lesson 10 - transformations and tessellations - is simply sliding or rotating shapes and repeating the pattern so they fit together. I showed him how to make a translational tessellation with paper and pencil and encouraged him to try it on his own. He is able to see how shapes change when reflected (flipped) over a line behaving like a mirror. Lesson 11 reviewed completing squares and rectangles in the (x, y) plane."