Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed graphing trig functions, including parent functions, and changes in amplitude, period, horizontal/vertical shifts, and reflections. We also reviewed coming up with trig equations from graphs. The student did well with the graphing and did okay with graph-to-equation. I suggested more practice on this topic as well as graphing complex trig functions."
"For this session, we started going over logarithms. I started by explaining to the students what exactly a logarithm was, and then I went over a variety of logarithmic properties. Finally, I showed them how to use logarithms to solve exponential equations. I left them with homework on the basic properties of logs, the change of base formula, and solving exponential equations with logarithms."
"This was our first session together. We went through a 4th grade math workbook to see what her strengths and weaknesses are. She is very strong on addition, subtraction and multiplication. We will focus on fractions, long division, and percentages."
"The student received a B+ on The latest quiz. I conducted an overview of Chapter 18 and focused on the concepts of hypothesis testing, and drawing conclusions from data in context. I devised aspects of defining null and alternative hypothesis, based on given information. In addition, we reviewed understanding the difference between type 1 and type 2 errors within the conclusions. We completed at least 20 practice problems."
"Today we covered Lagrange multipliers in two and three variable cases. The concept was straightforward."
"The student began a new section that introduces a series of numbers and notation or equations for them. His worksheet covered arithmetic sequences and geometric sequences. He had not received any help on this from his teacher so it was confusing for him. I walked him through several easy examples of each type of problem, and then we did his worksheet together. After doing several problems, he still might ask what "n" stands for or what "r" or "d" stand for, so I think we will need to do this again. But he has several problems done step by step to refer to and he might suddenly understand the notation. I think it throws him that A sub n stands for a real number but that the "n" is used in the equation in order to derive the answer, so the dual reference of "n" mixed with the arithmetic or geometric increments between numbers becomes confusing for him. We will continue to go over this particular type of problem until he understands it completely."