I am thoroughly enjoying a quiet Saturday afternoon reviewing series and sequences ahead of tutoring a longtime student tomorrow. He has a pre-calculus test next week, and his mom insists that he meet with me before every exam. It is her way of double checking that her son really does know the material, and doesn’t blow his A (and GPA on those all-important high school transcripts needed for college admissions).
Did something last night I’d never done before: showed up to tutor a student with none of my tutoring stuff. I’d removed it from my car over the weekend, and didn’t realize it til I was at Costco yesterday afternoon. I was short on time, couldn’t get home to pick my stuff up, so I showed up on time and borrowed pencil and paper from my student. It was pre-calculus review of stuff we’d been over before, so I knew I was good. Still, I like having my books, papers, index cards, etc. with me, not to mention the Magic Pencil and Magic Eraser to help me out. I, fortunately, have a version of my MegaDork 2010 calculator on my phone that I can use, so I was safe there, too