Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met for our second session. He was able to get through a good amount of the worksheets and worked through a variety of topics, including: hyperbolas, domain/range, asymptotes, intercepts, logarithmic/exponential equations, graphing inequalities, matrices, determinants, solving systems of equations, etc. Basically we covered as much as we could into the session. We will meet at least one more session to make sure he is able to do everything by the exam."
"The student did well with most of his homework, with only a couple proportion equations actually stumping him. We reviewed proportions briefly before moving on, covering like terms, multi-step equations, basic inequalities, and basic probability today. He seemed receptive to this new material. We've nearly completed discussing his pre-algebra topics, so we will move on to more substantial algebra and geometry soon."
"The student and I worked on the distributive method. She's getting it! Then we worked on combining like terms and simplifying expressions and integer addition and subtraction. Later we worked on her Greek mythology with her sister."
"This session was a very wide-ranging discussion of topics from the student's review sheet for the final. We covered topics including synthetic division, discovering equations of parabolas from non-equation information provided (vertex and another point), composition of functions, and other topics."
"Today, student and I discussed factoring, solving polynomials, and graphing equations on a coordinate plane. We also discussed isolating variables through PEMDAS procedures. The student has been working on a practice test on his own and has had high success. Today, we went over ways to use the multiple choice answers to help him get to a correct answer faster. For extra practice, student was left with a test without multiple choice answers to test his ability to finalize on the correct answer (a.k.a.-- know what a question is asking for). No concerns from this session."
"The student has his stats test coming up, so we did an extra session to continue reviewing. He did a bunch of practice problems on the probability sections in his textbook. Then we got as far as we could together through another practice test. I assigned him the task of doing at least two practice tests in full this week."
"She worked on the review packet pertaining to conic equations this session. Initially, the student struggled with understanding hyperbolic equations and would frequently mix up how the functions are graphed. Towards the end of the session, she showed a better understanding of the topic and should be ready for her upcoming test."
"During today's session, the student completed a homework assignment on the topic of differential equations. A differential equation, along with an initial value, were given. First he was asked to use the tangent line to the graph of the function to estimate a function value. Then he found the second derivative in order to determine whether or not this was an overestimation or an underestimation. The last part of the question asked for the particular solution of the differential equation. He went over separation of variables and clarified this concept. We then answered two practice multiple choice questions that were given to the student during class. The first one asked about continuity. The second question provided a velocity equation and asked for a particle's position after a certain amount of time."
"I continued to help the student review for his upcoming test. We went over particle problems, implicit differentiation, area between curves, volumes of revolution around a horizontal line, volumes of revolution around a vertical line, the fundamental theorem of calculus, integral formula conversions, and related rates."
"The student and I worked on reviewing for the MCAS Mathematics II test, which she will be taking tomorrow. I was able to obtain past copies of the test and we completed two of them. She was well prepared for the subject matter and completed most of the questions with ease. She struggled only with probability, which we went over more thoroughly and practiced until she was able to show that she understood the concept well. I left her to review the work we did today and did not leave with any concerns. We spoke about test-taking anxiety. We are also working on ways to make her more comfortable mentally before taking exams."
"We went over permutations and combinations, the formulas, and their differences in computation. He seemed very receptive in our first session together. I also had some time with the second student in geometry, going over areas of regions within areas of various shapes. She seemed very responsive, too, and we were able to prepare her for her quiz tomorrow."
"Today we covered conversions, equations, percents, and order of operations in pre-algebra. For science we reviewed cells and cell processes and we reviewed language arts books ("And Then There Were None"). There are no scores/grades to note. I left the student with worksheets to review science, math, and some language arts. I have no concerns from this session."