Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I got a chance to go over her previous worksheets from the last several weeks. We spent the majority of the time going over those two topics, which she showed much improvement on right away."
"This was my first meeting with this student. We looked over her report card to see the areas where she is struggling. I then reviewed her weekly homework packet with her. We went over fractions, adding and subtracting three digit numbers and two digit numbers. We then worked on money. She seemed to do well with the instruction as I showed her different ways to add her numbers and set up her money differently. We discussed that on Thursday we will work on multiplication and help her with strategies. For a first session I think it went well and her mother seemed very pleased. I'm very excited to work with her some more."
"The student felt that Monday's material on scientific notation was easy. He was able to show me how to do the material easily. He thought that today's work would be hard, but was able to learn the rules of multiplying numbers with exponents very quickly. Even the more difficult concepts, such as multiple variables and exponents in the bottom of an equation, were easy for him to grasp after I worked through an example. He is doing very well with new material. We spent the rest of the session with the old material. He is still working on terms related to angles and will hopefully know complementary angles from supplementary angles by next session. I want him to still learn how derive the equation for a line from the graph and table as well, and this will require more practice. I plan to provide materials to practice for this for next session, as his text lacks in that lesson."
"We began by reviewing the student's quizzes and making corrections. The main errors were in transformations, so we spent some time reviewing transformations in detail. Then we moved on to matrices and I showed her how to input matrices into her calculator. We finished by going over her homework sheets, which were a mix of review and new methods of solving equations of quadratics by using matrices."
"The student and I met for our first session to go over some material that she was struggling with to prepare for her quiz the following day. We covered properties of trig functions and the unit circle. Overall, she has a great understanding of the subject matter and I pointed out some techniques to simplify the unit circle and converting between radians and degrees. By using those, she was able to easily solve some practice problems we did during our session. She just wanted to practice more after to be fully prepared for her quiz."
"The student has his Chapter 3 test on quadratics this Friday. We completed the end of chapter review. The four formulas he needs to memorize for the test are standard form of the equation, factored (x intercept) form of the equation, vertex form of the equation, and the quadratic formula. He could solve each of the problems conceptually. He only made small mathematical errors in the process of solving them. I gave him tips to check his answers using a graphing calculator so he could go back and look for these errors. If he continues to work on memorizing these four equations and check his solutions he should do well on the exam. I look forward to hearing how he does on it."