Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued to work with the unit circle and the 6 trigonometric functions. We prepared a unit circle in radians, including rectangular coordinates related to sine and cosine values of each angle. I also introduced the 8 main trigonometric identities to the student, and we spent time doing practice simplification problems."
"The student has made quite some progress since the last time we worked together. Overall, he has greatly reduced the number of simple mistake. I think with more practice he should be able to avoid them completely. I spent some time helping him familiarize himself with his calculator, so I don't expect him to have much trouble with the calculator portion of the free-response questions. We did a few more practice problems, and he was able to finish within the allotted time. This is a good sign, because it gives him time to double-check his work. I checked up with him regarding his AP class, and he's not having any problems, so we will continue focusing on the exam."
"First she did her homework, which was practice calculating the area of parallelograms and triangles, as well as finding least common multiples and greatest common factors. Then we reviewed for a quiz. We did a lot of practice problems with percentages, multiplying decimals, multiplying fractions and were doing these things to figure out word problems involving fractions, percentages, and discounts."
"We worked on ELA and Mathematics in a new test prep workbook that I purchased. The focus was vocabulary and comprehension. We used real world examples and acted out some of the words to assist with definition recall."
"The student worked on changing fractions to decimals. She did not need my help on this, so we moved on to the application problems. She sometimes gets mixed up on which number should be the dividend. I asked her to think about which thing was being distributed among people and groups; this is the dividend."
"Student 1 and I reviewed his math online work, while Student 2 worked on her science homework. Then we moved on to a poetry lesson in English. They both completed everything except the last exercise, because they need to use the internet separately. The exercise required each of them to pick a different constellation and compose a poem. We spent the last 15 minutes on an introduction to statistics, which is the next chapter in the math textbook."