Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session we covered graphing polar coordinates, analyzing parametric equations, and briefly went over power series representations of functions. The student was attentive learned very quickly. We worked through several practice problems together and he mastered the material with relative ease. I left him with some suggested problems out of the book that I believe will thoroughly test his understanding and am confident that his will be better prepared for his upcoming examination."
"Today we focused primarily on working through the questions that the student answered incorrectly on a recent quiz that covered quite a bit of material. She scored a 77%, and recognized that her grade was impacted partially by several arithmetic mistakes as well as feeling somewhat pressured due to a shortened class period. We began by reviewing last week's session and homework, and identified that she would benefit from preparing for quizzes earlier than the night before by breaking topics into "chunks" to be spread out over time. Areas of strength demonstrated in the quiz included: solving for x in proportions, writing rules for transformations, concept/application of transformations, working with various polygons, congruence, and nested triangles. However, areas for growth that were identified included the following: aligning similar triangles, using parentheses to isolate phrases for correct PEMDAS usage, looking at all coordinates before making a rule, integrating properties of lines and triangles, sales tax, going back over answers and using a different method to double-check answers to avoid math errors, using scratch paper to draw figures and see the problem visually, and not overthinking/over complicating a problem. For homework, I instructed her to keep using tabs to mark new issues to review, as well as old material that she still feels she could use practice in. I also assigned several modules related to the concepts for growth identified above, with the goal of strengthening them now, when they are at the forefront of her mind, rather than moving on to new material and not filling in any gaps from this part of the curriculum. We will meet same time next week."
"The student and I reviewed her study guide for her test tomorrow. The topics included factoring, finding zeros, and identifying polynomials by degree. I believe she will do well on her test."
"We completed homework assignment for school. We reviewed completing the square, graphing quadratics, quadratic formula, discriminants, and simplifying radicals."
"We reviewed for the final exam. We covered trig functions, finding side lengths and angle measures given altitude, angle bisector, or median, and finding the area of parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles."
"The student did a great job in our second session. We spent most of the time reviewing the arithmetic and geometric sequences and she seemed very confident in her ability to answer the questions on her homework."