Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I first reviewed homework problems with the student. The problems covered Riemann sums and differential equations. We then used the learning tools to work through some problems involving minimums and maximums and equations of tangent lines."
"We covered imaginary numbers and their conjugates. We also covered how to rationalize a denominator with an imaginary number. From there, we moved on to proofs of solving values for polynomial equations."
"Today was my last session with both students. Student A has a quiz coming up on trigonometry. We reviewed SOHCAHTOA, the Pythagorean theorem, and the rule that all interior angles of a triangle must add up to 180 degrees. I led her through a series of exercises where she would solve problems using a variety of methods to come up with the same answer. By the end of the session, she was much more comfortable with the trigonometric functions. Student B wanted to review statistics. We discussed median, mean, mode, range, quartiles, outliers, and left/ right skewed data. In order to discuss graphing methods, we looked at census data and discussed what was emphasized by using a pie graph, a bar graph, a stacked bar graph, or other methods of representation. It has truly been a pleasure working with this family, and I wish them all the best."
"The student and I worked on a series of problems involving sample sizes, representative samples, and population inferences. The problems helped her to understand characteristics of the sample and using those characteristics to make inferences for the population under study. She demonstrated a good understanding and did well on the homework assignment."
"The students and I covered errors in adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying fractions (handout of 4 common mistakes). Then, we also covered word problems. For example, one more than the number of balls currently in the playground can be rewritten as: x + 1."
"We covered a range of topics today in review problems, almost none of which presented any problem. He knew almost all of the formulas, and after a brief explanation of Euler's method he remembered it and had no problem using it. The student did very well today."