Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a science homework assignment on the environment, organisms, living and nonliving things, pollution, conservation, etc. We completed the sections, and he's an excellent reader. He remembers what he reads, and we were able to complete the homework because he understands the concepts. I asked him some questions to check his comprehension, and it seems good."
"The student had a set of problems involving finding the angle measure in radians for sinusoidal functions at a given value of y. Because these functions are waves, they repeat over intervals that have shorter or longer periodic intervals depending on the equations. Her task it to evaluate the reference angles and then give all the possible answers. Looking at the next worksheet, this appears to be leading into a study of trigonometric identities. The depth of study in her course is impressive."
"The student had a study packet to complete in preparation for her upcoming exam. We went over the packet and took notes on items that she may struggle to remember. I feel that she has a fairly good grasp of parabolas and is ready for any exam on the subject."
"The student had a take-home quiz with word problems. The subject was the pH scale, and the math involved logarithms. He picked up the material very quickly and without issue. He used formulas provided in the take-home quiz, and walked through each problem step by step. I made sure to provide context to the numbers, and explained how to use reason to see if the answers made sense within that context. After he finished the quiz, he had three more homework problems on variation. I think he was a bit stuck at first, but I explained it in such a way that it clicked for him. Afterwards, he had no questions, and said that he was much more confident with the material."
"The student had a test coming up and wanted to go over some problems together. I started by answering her question about the difference between linear relationships and direct relationships. We then moved to piecewise functions and solving "mixture"-type problems. We ended with dealing with graphing and solving for inequalities and piecewise functions involving inequalities."
"The student had a test coming up on the following day. We went through all of his practice material, and discussed the methods for solving each type of problem. He has the core skills down, and we discussed his slowing down and double checking each problem for mistakes in sign."