Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we continue to discuss her trigonometry issues from her last test. These involved looking at the unit circle, Pythagorean principles, and geometric identities. We applied these principles in test problems so that she could see the Math involved in higher level problems."
"Today, the student and I covered ellipses. I introduced the concept, taught how to find a,b,c, foci, center, coordinates, equation, and how to graph the function. After introducing everything, he was able to apply his knowledge to more challenging problems that I came up with for him. I made sure we covered all material he would need to do his worksheet without actually doing the problems, so he can practice on his own and turn it in on Wednesday."
"I worked with the student on several different math concepts. We reviewed decimals, which she is currently working on in class. We reviewed changing fractions to decimals. After that, we reviewed her 9's multiplication facts. She was able to answer all of them up to 12 but can continue to work on making them more automatic and not have to think as much about the answer. We also worked on a couple of story problems that she wrote. Then, she explained her thinking on how to solve them. We created an analog clock and reviewed vocabulary, as well as how to tell time. She was great the entire time. She was very enjoyable and was positive the entire time."
"We discussed optimization and related rates, then transitioned to review the chain rule and product rule. The student hadn't used these fundamental concepts in a while, and needed a refresher before applying them to complicated/practical challenges like optimization. He had a positive attitude, as usual. I offered him explanations of related rates and the product and chain rules in a notation that better matched how he thought about the material. I left him with one sample practice problem, out of a book section with a dozen examples. I felt like I gained a better understanding of his learning needs and points to emphasize in future lessons, and applied that new understanding to help him learn better!"
"The student and I continued his AP Calculus review today. He understands the concepts. We plan to review Trigonometry including problems involving integrals, derivatives of trig, and inverse trig functions."
"We started with a review of exponential growth concepts including continuously compounded interest and population growth models. The student then worked on solid integration using cross-sectional area and expressed a four-step model for those problems."