Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session, the student completed a worksheet assignment. The main topic covered was how to graph various types of equations and discuss their differences, particularly growth and decay formulas. She did well in today's session."
"We began the session with chemistry. The student had a worksheet that they briefly went over in class that she was still confused about. The worksheet covered an introduction to equivalence points and dived more into titration calculations. As soon as I explained equivalence points and we worked through two of the titration problems, she seemed very confident about the rest of the worksheet. From there, we worked more on sine and cosine functions. Today I showed her a shortcut when graphing period changes in which you determine the length of one period and set that as if it was 2pi. From there you can split whatever that distance is into four points and know that at these points are where the maximum, minimum, and zeroes (where y=sinusoidal axis) are. This method works best when you are able to determine your own scale on a graph, but can also be quite useful when graphing on a predetermined scale. We also discussed some methods of determining what the cosine or sine of a particular angle or radian is without needing to use a calculator or a detailed unit circle. All one has to do is follow the pattern the unit circle sets. She seemed to like this new method of graphing period changes much better and had very little trouble with graphing the last set of equations. She has shown a defined increase in her confidence when tackling both chemistry and algebra problems. She has continually been able to try a problem and determine where she is confused as well as where she requires assistance."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming test on Friday. Our main focus was addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of both positive and negative fractions and decimals. The student has a good grasp of this concept but sometimes makes errors in her calculations. We discussed strategies for going back over and checking her answers. We also discussed her final project and talked about various questions/problems to go along with it."
"The student and I worked on questions from his take home exam. He gets some of the concepts but struggles with the basics of algebra and needs to be careful with thing such as keeping track of plus and minus signs in making calculations."
"This session we worked more on trig graphing and solving systems of 3 equations. The student gets the material but doesn't seem to get enough practice. She had a good attitude today. We were just continuing to drill the concepts and the unit circle."
"The student and I covered inequalities on number lines, and solving systems of linear equations by substitution and on graphs. She could talk about the concepts easily, but when it came to getting the pencil to paper, she didn't seem confident enough in what she knew to continue at a good pace. She was very open to changing up the way she would write out her problems so she could organize her notes more neatly, leading to getting the right answer more often. We walked through some example problems and I made up problems similar to her assigned ones for her to work on during the session. I suggested that she play the games and watch the videos that her online class provides multiple times to where the material will become second nature to her."