Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued our work on the metric system, focusing on lengths and specifically word problems. We also reviewed calculating percentages of numbers, such as tips or if something was for sale for 75% of the original price."
"We worked on trig: reference angles and terminal angle, as well as CW and CCW. Last 5 minutes we spent on an IQ game."
"We worked on a fraction review assignment. The student knew what to do but he would make mistakes like forgetting a negative or multiplying instead of adding. I will continue to monitor in case it is more than the rust of summer."
"I helped the student review for his upcoming test. While he initially said he struggles most with solving trigonometric functions, we ended up reviewing everything else that will be on his test, including composite functions, even/odd functions, and inverse functions. He made flashcards to help him study. We agreed that in our next session tomorrow, we would focus on solving trigonometric functions."
"Went over the homework on integration between curves. Still going really well. Looking forward to looking over the midterm on Wednesday."
"I spent this session going over geometry with Cartesian coordinates with the student. I helped show her how to determine the coordinates of a point on a plane and how to construct a figure given a set of points. I then helped her understand how to perform a variety of transformations - translations, flips over an axis or line, and rotations around a point. I slowly guided her through these transformations, and then helped her with problems that I created."
"The student and I discussed his AP Literature and Composition class, including a recent writing assignment and some discussion of poetry, "King Lear," and "Great Expectations." He is improving in all areas of the English curriculum. I told him to continue to read Dickens, and we will discuss the novel closely after the holidays."
"Today, we covered the English, Math, and Reading sections. The student was positive throughout the session and much more receptive to input. I left the student with practice for the next session."
"The student focused on geometry this session with an emphasis on lines of symmetry, similar triangles and analyzing geometric shapes quantitatively (triangles, rectangles and combinations of the two). We also reviewed underlying algebraic concepts such as square roots, solving for variables and how to simplify equations."
"We went through Student 1's questions first. I asked her several questions to find out which part she is struggling with. She had to memorize the solubility rules. We went through several questions together to make sure she understood how to apply the rules. Then, I worked with Student 2 on some gas laws. He is doing well."
"Our first session was really fun and educational. The student is really bright and asks very good questions. In calculus, we visited the concepts surrounding sine, cosine, and tan of angles. In physics, we discussed the relationship between pressure and volume with regard to the work, force, and distance equation. We also talked about heating and cooling machines and their relationship with regard to the laws of thermodynamics."
"This session was all in preparation for the student's next test. He had a review sheet, so we went through the problems that he was having the most trouble with. After going over these, I had him do additional problems off of the website that covered the same concepts. After he had a good handle on stuff, we went back through the hard ones on the test to make sure he knew the steps of each one well."