Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed for the second half of Chapter 1's test, which the student will be taking tomorrow. He took the multiple choice part on Thursday, and he said he felt very good about it. Tomorrow is the open-ended question part. I feel that he is very prepared for it. He's doing very well with graphing functions and finding their limits. He also seems to have a very good understanding on the Definition of a Limit and how to use it."
"We reviewed and completed work on their new topic which is mixed numbers, fractions and decimals. He worked on word problems for the concept. We briefly went over combined gas laws and the equation for it."
"Today the student and I went over his math test from last week. We went over the exam, and found that he did not understand domain and range. We then spent the rest of the session working on that. At the end, both he and I felt confident that he had a good system to find domain and ranges. Next time we will continue with limits, and will go over the homework I assigned last time."
"The student did the first 4 sections in Chapter 1 of his math textbook. We think he might have a quiz on Tuesday. He completed his homework for the most current section and then went back and reviewed the main concepts of the previous sections, so he is prepared for a quiz if necessary. He had a great handle on the material, and I think reinforcing the beginning chapters of the book will help him build a solid foundation to learn algebra."
"9-9:50: Today I worked with Student 1 on his Algebra II worksheets and review for his upcoming exam. We went over standard, vertex, and intercept form and simplifying radicals. 9:50-10:35: I worked with Student 2 on her Precalculus homework. We answered questions and went over graphing equations and finding maximums and minimums via the vertex point."
"The student is struggling a bit with ratios (in the book, calculating heights from shadows or shadow lengths from heights). The equations I gave him help him solve the given problems, but I feel a deeper understanding of why the equations work and the actual relationship between one object and another of the same dimensional ratio isn't quite to the point where he's comfortable. I'll revisit them through worksheets, but for now we're moving forward into chapter 13."