Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"It was such a pleasure to meet the student and her father today! In our first session, we began with Latin pronunciation and the conjugation of the verb "esse - to be." We then moved on to the declension of first and second declension nouns, giving particular attention to second declension nouns ending in -ius / -ium. She made quick and excellent progress, especially with memorization of forms. I provided her with nouns to practice during the week, and sent the client additional resources by email after the session."
"We worked on section 7-4, "Similarity in Right Triangles." We reviewed most of the student's homework."
"The student and I covered the basics of factoring polynomial expression. With a bit of practice, he will surely get it. He was very honest and let me know when and where he had trouble in the subject. I gave him some help with the basics, and he definitely took off after a bit of practice. I think with lots of extra practice, catching up on the concepts he missed could be a breeze."
"Today we continued working on rhyming words to expose the student to new letter/ sound combinations. We also read a couple of stories together, with me reading to her so that she can hear how the words should be pronounced."
"We reviewed the student's homework that is due next Wednesday and discussed a couple of questions on the quiz."
"We covered basic derivatives, ranging from the limit definition of the derivatives to the chain rule. The student is confident about how to do the problems."
"We went over adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. The student is still struggling on dividing decimals. Most of the time though it is simple, avoidable mistakes that she seems to be making. Practice will help with these."
"Today we started a new practice regarding trigonometric equations; we explored the different kind of equations in sine, cosine and tangent, taking into account their range. I showed the student how to obtain the solutions graphically by drawing a circle with the corresponding value of the trigonometric function and then how to get the correct angles. We also reviewed how to write a trigonometric equation from a given graph. He understood the concepts and methods of solution. Overall the win from this session is that he has a very good understanding of the concepts and calculations for solving trigonometric equations."
"Today, we went over a writing simple, compound and complex sentences, and the difference between coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. At first, the students had difficulty identifying the difference between compound and complex sentences, but this quickly improved after we reviewed conjunctions. I left them with a practice sentence each, and we will review verbal phrases next lesson."
"We started to look ahead to slope fields and differential equations today. We looked at how to create a slope field from a given derivative equation and how to sketch a particular solution. We went through how to find the equation of the general solution and a particular solution for a given slope field. We then started talking about the simple differential equation dy/dx=ky and how to find its general solution for the exponential function. We looked at some specific examples such as radioactive decay, population growth, and Newton's law of cooling. The student was doing much better at identifying the equation for a given slope field and finding the general solution once we went through what a slope field was."
"We covered integration techniques, but in a broader scope this time. I showed more creative ways to solve integrals that still make use of substitution and by parts integration, and I highlighted possible mistakes that may occur when these are applied. The student showed interest and was on par with a reasonable understanding of it."
"We reviewed genetics today. I added videos of the processes, which seemed to help his comprehension. We boiled down all of his notes into a page and a half for him to memorize for his upcoming quiz."