Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She and I went over Algebra problems involving factoring, multiple applications of quadratic equations, simplifying expressions, etc.. Some of the new concepts learned included domain/range, rationalizing by multiplying by the conjugate, rational exponents, and difference of squares. We used learning app for all of our practice questions, and I was able to explain these topics that were unfamiliar to her as they arose."
"The student and I reviewed the two special triangles, several problems on angular and linear velocity, solving right triangle trigonometry problems including word problems involving angles of depression/ elevation, and problems on proving trigonometric identities. I helped her on how to set them up, to draw sketches to help understand and analyze the problem."
"The student and I talked about expectations and goals for our tutoring sessions. We went over the current section her class is on. She understands the concepts well, but needs practice putting them to use in different ways. She could use a refresher on some basic algebra. We will start working on that in our next session."
"The student and I went over trigonometry questions from materials used in her school. She was attentive and followed me through the exercises. She did well when I asked her to solve questions herself. Overall, we were able to get enough done, and she learned tricks for solving trig questions faster."
"The student and I worked a problem set that was a review for an upcoming test. The main topics were areas of circle sectors, lengths of circle chords, and use of trigonometric ratios to determine various facts about right triangles. Many of the questions were word problems which required one to apply these concepts. In general, his understanding is strong, and he clearly has a great work ethic and desire to succeed. We did not get through all of the (long) set of problems, but he seemed reasonably satisfied with the progress we made, and said that he would also speak to a tutor at college if necessary to work through the remaining problems. He also has another practice set which he may work through to prepare for the test. I told him he is welcome to contact me to quickly discuss a problem before the test if necessary. I'd be extremely happy to set up a regular meeting time with him, and we will likely figure this out in the coming days."
"The student and I worked on the current HW: solving systems of linear equations. I taught him the elimination method (he seemed not to have learned it before); the book assignment was geared toward that method. We also solved the same problem using substitution and then elimination, in order to look for similarities (same answer!) and differences. He felt confident with using either method to complete the remaining assigned problems. We worked steadily, and with minimal interruptions. His focus was much better during this session. He was also more polite and respectful; I told him that I noticed and appreciated both of these aspects of our working together."