Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I went over convergence conditions and theorems for sequences and series, including the comparison test, integral test, limits of sequences, and telescoping series. I worked several problems with the student. She has a very good idea of what to do, and we will continue next week with the ratio test."
"We began by reviewing his social studies then went on to go over his math. His math consisted of multiplying fraction, graphing, and problem solving. His mother informed me he received an A on his book report."
"The student and I reviewed how to graph sine and cosine functions. She memorized the unit circle, which was great!! I recommended that she learn how to quickly convert from radians to degrees and vise versa. She's learning how the unit circle and graphing work hand in hand."
"This morning, the student and I reviewed absolute value and probability. We also reviewed how to solve long division problems with decimals. We walked through one of the problems and then she solved it entirely on her own. We will continue to work on solving equations using various operations during our next session."
"Went over z/t testing and confidence intervals. The student was having trouble distinguishing when to use z distribution and t distribution. I showed her the key to identifying either distribution and had her practice until she mastered the identification process. We did this with testing as well as confidence intervals until she was comfortable with it. We ended the session going over Excel commands to perform said actions. She takes her test on Wednesday."
"Today, we completed most of the student's practice packet in preparation for her test tomorrow. She sometimes makes simple mistakes in her algebra, but she is showing great improvement in these topics!"
"We spent the whole session preparing for the student's math quiz on equations with fractions and decimals. We prepared study notes and reminders for her to review in the morning and before her test. We went over the rules and developed a procedure for when we saw a negative in our equation. We completed the practice test for the chapter and discussed issues when they occurred."
"In today's session, we covered chemistry at first and ended with math. In chemistry, we reviewed the student's homework packet, which dealt with phase diagrams. We went through different phases in the diagram and described what is occurring in each section. After I thoroughly explained the phases, he gained a stronger understanding of this unit. He has to finish up the packet, but after doing a couple of practice problems, I think he will have no problem. Then, we worked on math; he was learning trigonometry. He was struggling with converting different functions and recognizing different cofunctions. After doing numerous problems, he felt relieved and became stronger with this material. He is really positive about learning and never really seems to beat himself up for any missed questions. With this attitude and preparation, he will excel in his classes."
"The student wanted extra time this week because he wants to do really well on the third and final exams. I have explained how to find when graphs are increasing and decreasing in 2-3 different ways, and he has chosen one that he likes more than the others. Through this I used the same technique to explain when something is a minimum or when something is a maximum and whether or not that is global or local."
"We practiced a few of the student's learning targets from unit 2 for her May retake. She did well and shows a good understanding of what she did wrong on the test, but we will continue to practice until she does the retake in order to keep it fresh. We also studied for her chapter four test which is on Wednesday. She has yet to cover all the information that will be on it in class, so we practiced what she already knows and then I introduced law of cosines and law of sines to her. She did fairly well and has improved when showing all of her work."
"We reviewed material that will be covered on a quiz on probability. We went over the definitions and gave examples of the main terms, worked on problems involving addition and multiplication, and reviewed the various counting techniques (mult, factorials, permutations, combinations). We also worked with the complement rule and tree diagrams. The session went well."
"Today we worked on reviewing for the student's Chapter 14 test coming up on Tuesday. Chapter 14 is all about the trigonometric identities. The student had done well in this chapter, as he didn't really need much tutoring on the material. Thus, he did fairly well on the review packet. His main challenges were in the half-angle problems. After we went through the review test, we worked on several problems from the book focusing on the half-angle formula until he got much better and more confident with it. I feel that if he takes his time during this test, he should do well."