Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, the student and I reviewed graphing various functions based on their parent function. We discussed what the parent functions looked like and their overall behavior. We completed an assignment in which we had to match a set of graphs to the appropriate table of values and the correct equation. This is a new concept for her and learning about transformations is a little complicated. She, however, did really well with understanding the rules for using the parent functions to and the new equations to graph the function. We also looked at graphing various equations using T-tables with given domain values and determined whether they were functions or not. Then, we took a look at the inverse of each of those functions. Overall, she grasped the basics of the concept, but I feel that we will progress more during the next session."
"His current chapter is focusing on arithmetic sequences. We've started off talking about how we can relate the new topic to the linear equations in the previous unit. I showed him how the slope of line is similar to the coefficient in a recursive equation. We also talked more about the difference between discrete and continuous functions and how that relates to sequences. He says that he has been doing his homework in class, but I cannot confirm until I either see the graded work or he gets updated grades posted."
"His Spanish teacher is giving them a chance to earn some points back from the last quiz. We corrected his mistakes, and then prepared a script for a short video he has to make. We also reviewed the section in chemistry that he did so poorly on. It was basically learning how to convert one unit to another, such as km to mm, as well as dimensional analysis. I did a couple problems for him, and then he tried a bunch on his own. He seems to understand it well now. I gave him a few more to try on his own. Next we are planning to go over his notes from government and try to create a better note-taking system so he can get better grades on the quizzes."
"I assisted him with his homework sheet, which was a copy of a recent quiz that he was allowed to re-do. The problems asked for an equation of the line that fit certain given conditions: (1) two points on the line, one of which is the y-intercept, (2) the slope and a point on the line, (3) two points on the line, neither of which is an intercept. He is improving his skill in finding the slope, substituting values and solving equations to find y = mx + b. I also showed him how to find the residual list using his TI-84 and how to interpret this with respect to the regression line."
"I assisted the student with assigned homework problems from the textbook. Topics included Theorems and Corollary for triangles. We reviewed the student's work to ensure accuracy. He got a score of 100 on the last test that I helped him prepare for and a course average of 93 thus far. The student is enthusiastic about the help, and his performance in the course."
"I covered concepts during the session that included algebra and solving for a variable, as well reading and reading comprehension. For writing, we worked on developing a creative writing piece and for math, I went over solving for a variable by using the inverse operation. He was able to pick up the concept quickly with easier problems. Therefore, I created more challenging problems for him to practice. I showed him how to combine like terms and apply the distributive property. For reading, he read a few passages and answered questions. He did very well in this area and still remains a strong reader. For writing, I assigned him to start a creative story. He began writing down ideas and develop characters. He will continue to write a draft."