Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The concepts we covered were: parent functions and transformations, function operations and composition of functions, finding an inverse function, compositions of inverse functions, verifying inverse functions, properties of monomial functions, functions with negative exponents, rational exponents, and properties of radical functions."
"The student and I began once again with an adding game to warm up. Then we reviewed the names of the 2d and 3d shapes we talked about last week. She did pretty well remembering most of the names. Cylinder was a little tricky for her, as were rhombus and trapezoid. We'll just keep using these words so she gets familiar with them. Today we explored how two or more shapes can be put together to create a new shape (i.e. two squares put together make a rectangle) and began to understand fractions by talking about "half" and "one-quarter". She knew what half is, but was unsure about "one-quarter" or "one-fourth". After comparing fourths to four quarters equaling a dollar, she easily was able to show me one fourth of a whole."
"The student and I began our lessons by discussing section 2.4 on matrix operations and working the problems he was assigned from that section. He was comfortable with everything except some of the questions requiring difficult applications of the rules."
"The student and I began the session by going over his homework assignments. He worked on his politic campaign assignments. The first one was to compare and contrast two political candidates. A bubble map was used to outline these differences. Next, we worked on presenting the political campaign. A graph was used to indicated the parties, the political topics, and whether they were con or pro. Lastly, we used the website that is connected to his math book to review the problems that he completed on his homework."
"The student and I began working on her absolute value function homework. Her homework covered absolute value function transformations and translations. As this was an extension of yesterday's homework, she didn't need as much help completing problems today as yesterday. Fractions continue to be an issue for her, but we are working on them. Additionally, she got a B on her most recent math quiz, and she stated this was one of her highest quiz grades this year."
"The student and I checked his assignment. I asked him to redo the assignment, as there were mistakes. I explained the concept, De Morgan's law, and we worked on problems relating to the concept. I explained the concept of surveys and cardinal numbers, and we worked on problems relating to that concept. Finally, we started with a new chapter, Introduction to Algebra, and worked on problems relating to linear equations. I gave him 25 problems for homework."