Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed for the student's upcoming test. I asked the student questions about the topics to test his understanding. We did practice problems on each topic as well."
"We covered angles to radian conversions much of the time. She seemed a little uncomfortable working with fractions, so I'd recommend some review there."
"Today, the student and I met for the first time to work on trigonometry and chemistry. Her goal is to review areas where she wants clarification from the semester to perform well on her finals, which are one week after winter break. We started with trigonometry. We worked with the unit circle and inverse trigonometry calculations. I tried to break it down and show her when to use certain methods and why. She improved in her ability and confidence as we worked on more problems. She will be able to practice many more of these problems in a final review packet. Our other main focus in trigonometry was graphing trigonometric functions, and calculating the period, amplitude, etc. of said functions. Her main conflict was understanding how the graphs could be shifted over the x or y axes, as well as how period length is affected by certain coefficients. She definitely improved with practice and has more of these problems in her review assignment. About halfway through our session, we moved to chemistry. She requested we look at balancing reactions, determining dipoles, and working with Lewis Dot structures. With a little explanation, she seemed to understand much better where to begin to balance the reactions and was able to solve several problems correctly without my help. I then worked with her to clarify some issues with dipoles: how to tell if a bond is polar and how to tell if an entire molecule is polar. We discussed electronegativity, and she said this definitely helped her understand the content. As for Lewis Dot structures, she just felt like she wanted to touch up a bit on the subject as we ended our session. She did pretty well. She also has a final review packet for chemistry where she can study all these topics. Overall, I enjoyed working with the student."
"Preparation for a logarithm test on Thursday and Friday Reviewed logarithm expressions, their operations, their uses, expressing them in exponential form, graphing them, and their domain and range. This was the student's first time encountering logarithms in any meaningful way, and with the test in only a day I am glad he left the session with a new sense of confidence."
"The student and I continued our work with multiplication. She only missed two problems out of 20. We focused on two-digit multiplication.. She is very confident that she will do well on the test and I agree. She occasionally made simple errors and knew how to fix them. She works very hard!"
"Our primary focus was working on hypothesis testing. The student struggled most with forming the initial hypothesis and then interpreting the results after the Mathematics. Working with the equations seemed to be no difficulty. By the end of the session, he was much more confident in interpreting the results, and also was much more successful when forming the hypothesis."