Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered graphing of trig functions, including amplitude, period, and various applications of the unit circle."
"Today's session with the student went really well. We reviewed exponentials and logarithms for an upcoming quiz."
"We spent most of the time on an introduction to the definition of a derivative. Although the student's teacher has not covered limits, the derivative was introduced as a function of h and f without the limit. This probably signals the class turning into more of a precalc class and an increase in difficulty."
"We completed problem set 91 for homework, as well as the student's study guide for his upcoming math test. He is doing better with most of the material, but we will continue to practice it. We also started work on linear equations and graphing lines. He started to understand, but we will continue to practice these types of problems next week."
"We worked on an introduction to log functions and started converting back and forth from log functions to exponential functions. We solved simple log equations and worked on exponential functions. She wants to understand more about the material and why log functions behave the way that they do. She received her physics test back on Monday. She earned an 86%. Previously she earned a 56% before the tutoring lessons."
"During our first session, the student and I covered mean, median, mode, multiplication with decimals, long division, and fractions. Math tests seem to be the biggest challenge, but I've noted that a lot of it is more time management and practice-related than anything. Student 1 is a very engaged student who stays focused and was very positive and inquisitive about the material we covered. We managed to finish his math homework for the day as well, with him solving all of the problems with just a little help, which was a big win! My only concern was having enough time to go over concepts with him--but his mom and I have decided upon a one hour session for him, which seems to be the perfect amount of time to keep his attention. Student 2 is a very bright and bubbly child. She works well with praise and one-on-one coaching. I feel that she learns better when given sets of small challenges that she can "beat." We spent our session today on multiplication. At school, she is being tested on multiplication tables by level or number--she is currently in the process of mastering the 3's. Once she was able to see the pattern that tables follow, and what it actually means to use the word "multiply," it became much easier for her to understand what she was doing. She's not interested in memorizing things, but is quite so when learning new concepts or being challenged to master a task. Our win for the session was when she was able to write them out all on her own both backwards and forwards--she got very excited and I was quite proud of her! My only worry is that she continue getting much needed reinforcement throughout the week, so as not to lose all of the gains we've made today."