Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is a very bright girl. She is doing pretty good in the class, however she needed a little help on a couple concepts. During the session we worked on unit conversion between radians and degrees, and vice versa. We discussed some scenarios and worked out some problems. We also talked about dimensional analysis and the importance of this on word problems. She is a quick learner and was able to make sense of the problems she struggled with in the past on her own. We started talking about the unit circle, but we did not get too much into it since the time was almost up. We decided to leave that topic for next session. Overall, she felt more comfortable with the material and confident of her reasoning."
"The student is able to mechanically solve most problems (knows PEMDAS, exponents, and fundamentals of pre-algebra are pretty solid). Was very impressed with his ability to stay on task. Great job! We spent most time going over f(x), g(x), and f(g(x)) questions given f(x) and g(x) (4). Our focus from here on out will be ensuring he writes things down more neatly/clearly. He gets correct answer, but loses it somewhere along the way! Very bright student. We just have to give him a few strategies to problem solve more effectively."
"The student is engaged and attentive during the tutoring sessions, which makes teaching her a lot easier. She is able to do a lot of quick mental math and think quickly through a problem. Therefore, we were able to cover a lot of bases in exponents and logarithms. She was able to do a lot of problems from online examples on exponents without trouble, but it is apparent that she needs a tutor to walk her through the problems and answer her questions. Nevertheless, her innate abilities allow her to apply mathematical concepts to verbal problems, and we walked through a few problems involving interest rates, rates of decay, and growth rates."
"The student is now studying calculus 1. Today we covered reflections Kama shifting and other features presented when working with functions. Parent functions which we observed included absolute value, quadratics, square roots comma trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Most of what we did was actually an extension of a review of her previous math course. It should be noted that she will need more examples of the problem sets which were assigned in her class. I will try to supplement our lessons by digging into my own library in finding said examples."
"The student worked with systems of equations for his trig course. Each of these took a bit to accomplish, but I think he has the strategy down. "
"This session we did a hardcore test preparation for the student's upcoming exam. We covered: 1) Trigonometric functions and unit circle. 2) Integrated problems of horizontal and vertical velocity. 3) Graphed high function polynomials, distinguished vertical and horizontal asymptotes, and found discontinuities in graphs. 4) Determined when functions cross y-axis. 5) Found zeroes of each function. I believe she is ready if she slows down a little in her problem solving. I wish her the best of luck in her endeavors; I enjoyed tutoring her."