Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered today included trig, geometric mean, and error proofing for the mistakes using trig. Student did well today, however I must caution her, in that, she needs to show her work more and draw more images. She tends to do more math in her head, which causes her to get confused. After annotating a picture and understanding the details she is perfectly fine. Good job, keep up the good work."
"During today's session, the student and I reviewed slopes of linear function. We covered finding slopes of lines using the slope formula as well as slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines. He did really well with the computation of the slopes, and he understood how to find the slopes of lines using the coordinate plane (rise/run). The only issue was his attention to detail with remembering to use the "y" values in the numerator of the slope formula. Overall, the session went really well and we were able to complete his assignment. I was quite pleased with his performance throughout the session. I could tell that he is a really good Math student."
"Great session today! With student one, I worked on: transversal lines, parallel lines, skew lines, what makes points collinear, what makes lines coplanar, and the entire transversal diagram, including alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles, corresponding angles, vertical angles, and why they are important. We also discussed beginning proofs. Apparently he got over an 80 on his recent math test, which is good but could be improved. With student two, we discussed 2-Step algebraic equations, which he is starting for the first time. He made a real effort to understand why the book and I want him to do it our way, and he tried to put those principles into practice. He made real progress by the end of his time. As with anything, the key to learning new math skills is lots of rote practice. "
"He and I continued preparing for his upcoming logarithms exam. We practiced graphing logarithmic and exponential functions, and studied transformations. We continued practicing logarithmic properties problems, and added logarithmic/exponential modeling including compound interest and half-life word problems. He once again showed strong improvement today."
"He and I had our first tutoring session today. He had several homework assignments and a test review packet. His class is beginning to do geometric proofs. He says he doesn't do well with these. The proofs were on segments and angles. He did very well on the homework with some help. The review packet continued with proofs and also covered syllogism and detachment laws, inductive and deductive reasoning, and conditional statements. His attitude is very good toward the material we covered. I suggested that he make flashcards with the theorems and definitions to assist with the proofs. I also told him about the extra practice that the resource website has to offer. I didn't see any scores during this meeting. I think this session went very well. He seems to be a very good student, and I think we will have great success."
"He and I met up to review the new material in her class. We worked with rational functions. We built off from what we discussed last time to identify different key elements: vertical, horizontal, slant asymptotes, and holes, as well as domain and range."