Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student said she didn't have homework so we reviewed last night's homework, lesson 80, to make sure everything was making sense. The proportion problems are going better for her. She had difficultly on one of the word problems when it gave a picture and asked to find "how many squared miles" it had. At first she didn't realize this was asking her to find the area of the shape. We also did an investigation section with creating a scatterplot and answering questions about it. She seemed to understand the process for this fairly well."
"Today we practiced using the Pythagorean theorem a bit more. I had her draw triangles and diagrams and use them to answer questions about shapes, distance traveled, and find hypotenuses. She did very well and said she feels that she's finally got it down. She mentioned that they have started working with circles a bit in class. I will make sure to bring worksheets to our next session that help her practice all the concepts and equations she might need with circles."
"Student has a test coming up on Thursday and we spent this session preparing for it. This test will be covering logs and exponents. We worked through the worksheets and review packets that were provided in class. Every time we hit a problem that she felt unsure of, we stopped and talked about the problem, then did more problems to practice what we discussed. I will be sending extra practice problems today."
"We went over material for her Calculus test on Thursday (i.e., derivatives and integrals for natural logarithms, trig functions, synthetic division). The student understood the material perfectly and was confident about it. I gave her some practice problems to test her and see if she understood how to do the problems on the test (which she did)."
"The student and I worked on perimeter. He was asked both to determine the perimeter of objects, as well as find the missing value of a side, when given the total perimeter. We then played a multiplication game."
"We covered graphing lines using three different formulas for lines today. We also covered how to convert between the different formulas. The student wanted little bit of review, but after that she seemed very confident in graphing the lines. She then worked with identifying the x vs. the y coordinate. We then talked about how to check answers during tests and homework using other formulas for graphing lines. I stressed that the difference between a B and an A would be checking her answers, because she knows how to graph the lines very well. I will be working on putting together some extra practice to get her more experience solving problems quickly. I think she can very quickly attain the skills she needs to receive an A in math."