Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was the first meeting with the student. The main focus was going over her assigned homework. We went over graphing quadratic functions using the vertex and y-intercept. I taught her the concepts she needs to know for finding maximums and minimums of quadratic functions and also covered finding the axis of symmetry. I gave her a summary of the material that we covered. This should help keep the material fresh in her mind."
"This was the first session meeting with the student. She is a very bright student. She had a couple of worksheets and some problems in her book to go over. She is working on radicals, functions, and specifically, she had questions on composition functions. We went through the lesson in the book and did some practice problems and then worked several other odd problems that she has answers to in the back of the book. She is a very conscientious student, and it was a pleasure to work with her!"
"This was the first session with the student, and overall it went very well. He had a worksheet on maximizing systems of inequalities. He was tentative at first, but seemed to get better with time. When he didn't know what to do; however, he was quick to say that he didn't know and stop. In future sessions, I hope to build his confidence so that he might try out different problem solving strategies to see what works before giving up. He did do better with this at the end of the session: the last problem we worked on was slightly different from the first, but he was able to adapt and solve it. Overall, confidence seems to be the area with the most room for improvement. He is good at solving problems once he has the strategy."
"This was the first session with the student. We covered polynomial long division and synthetic division. He was great with the material and was able to work out several problems on his own before the session ended."
"This was the first session with the student. We worked through part 1 of an old Algebra 2/Trig assessment exam to diagnose his progress so far. He seems to have a very good foundation in algebra and problem solving, but he is understandably unfamiliar with much of the material because he is not enrolled in the class. His math teacher told him he needs to score at least an 85 on the exam to be allowed to skip the course. I asked him to pick up a test prep review book for the course before our next session."
"This was the student's first tutoring session. We covered solving a physics-based calculus problem as well as indefinite integrals, including those of trigonometric functions. I felt like he had a good grasp of the concepts, but maybe needed to see the big picture better. We will continue to work on this next session."