Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the quotient rule and chain rule. We practiced problems from his textbook and discussed simplifying before and after taking a derivative. Then we reviewed implicit differentiation and talked about using the chain rule to get either dy/dx or dy/dt. This led us into a review of related-rates problems. He answered my questions thoughtfully and seemed invested in learning the concepts."
"The student and I reviewed a quiz and completed corrections on it. The quiz covered factoring. Also, the student's progress report showed that Biology is going very well. I sincerely look forward to working with the student as we move forward in the semester."
"We reviewed part of the lesson he worked on during class and quickly moved on to the next lesson in the book. No concerns from this session."
"We discussed the need for quantitative variables, so he has homework to insert values in place of words for his Likert Scales."
"Yesterday, we worked on a study guide that was assigned to the student as an overview of all the concepts he went over in the previous grades as well as the ones he will learn this year. As we went through the study guide it seems that the student is very comfortable with the core concepts of arithmetic."
"We went over the student's homework, which was still dealing with radical expressions. We talked about how his quiz went--he got an 89 on the quiz, which I believe is a good score--and then went through his homework in its entirety. He was able to answer pretty much all of my questions correctly."
"The student wanted an extended weekend session of 2 hours; so that she could get caught up on her assignments and to begin studying for the first exam of the course. We began by quickly going over the concepts we had left off with at the end of the last session. We then continued on with the homework where we left off. I suggested that she work the problems her self, without verifying with me if each step was correct. The student has a lot of math anxiety and needs to develop her confidence as well as her knowledge in the subject; and so only when she felt she had finished working through a problem would I then correct any errors she may have made. By the end of the session we had completed the section's assigned problem set."
"We went through her homework for unit rate. I explained to her how she has to do the problems and then I asked her to solve the questions. She understood how she has to do them. We also worked on her Algebra. She was struggling a little with some questions. I explained to her and showed her how she can check her answers. She is doing well."
"The student took an exam consisting of multiple choice questions. I praised her for her efforts in completing as many questions as she did, since it's still early in the school year and she has not yet learned most of the material. We went over a few of the questions she made mistakes. We also evaluated and solved linear equations."
"The student and I spent the session preparing for her Geometry quiz. She was struggling with being able to create an algebraic equation from information given in a problem. I gave her many practice problems so she could get used to relating two line segments with an equation. By the end she had improved at this. We also practiced using the distance formula and midpoint formulas to find line length/midpoint from 2 sets of coordinates."
"Worked on absolute value functions and piece wise functions. Transformations of graphs, graphing them, and plotting scatter plots on a graphing calculator. Converting absolute values to piece wise functions. Determining the equation from the absolute value graph. How to determine the vertex of an absolute value function. Also went over naming conventions of chemical compounds ionic and molecular. Discussed naming acids of different forms."
"We worked on linear algebra problems that involved maximizing and minimizing profits and costs. The student had to take word problems and turn them into inequalities, which then would be graphed and shaded. He struggled with the inequality sign direction the first few problems, but got consistently better at paying attention to sign direction. He completed the last out of the six problems without any issue at all."