Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over polynomials. This included how to divide polynomials, how to graph them, shifting and stretching them, how to find roots, and end behavior. We were able to finish her pre-test and she will be able to be exempt from some of her other assignments."
"The student and I went over infinite series and convergence tests. He is clear on how to test for convergence. In our next session, we will complete more problems testing for convergence and if there is time, we will go over power series."
"Went over problem solving with polynomials today, while the student also asked one question about multiplying exponents. We did a few practice exercises, and I encouraged her to do more practice questions on her own as well. I definitely recommend doing the questions out of the textbook as well."
"Today we went more in depth with the Leibnitz notation for differentiation. Once we delved deeper and explored d/dx as an operator with certain rules and methods attached to it, it seemed to stick with him better. The majority of the session was spent practicing the chain rule and implicit differentiation in conjunction with the product and quotient rule. Overall, I think his handle of the material we've covered is brilliant."
"We began the session getting to know one another by taking turns asking questions. We covered basic arithmetic. I left the student with a journal to write about her first session."
"Reviewed the student's log/e homework, and then spent the whole time working on factoring and roots. He did well, no need to be worried. When he writes out all of his steps he has much better results, so we'll continue to keep him on that."
"The student and I worked on some math and probability puzzles to review ways to approach problem-solving and showing his work. We started with combinations and permutations. Then we went on to some longer word problems requiring ratios and unit conversions."
"We finished up a chapter on transformations of functions including evaluating and graphing functions based off their corresponding parent function. The student was starting to get the hang of what the changes to a function do to its graph by the end of the session."
"Today we started by reviewing last week's topics. The student didn't remember how to factor right away, but she was fine after we reviewed a problem together. Then we went over synthetic division, factoring by grouping, and trigonometry word problems. She didn't have any problems with anything we went over."
"The students are becoming faster thinkers. Math practice helps their logical thoughts, while the text helps with math knowledge. Today, we focused on math problems, and next time we will practice more general math. The students should be working on number sense tricks every day."
"Today we covered factors of algebraic solutions as well as how to solve for X. We did more algebra 1 review. The student was extremely receptive and made a lot of progress with these concepts There were a few extra questions I left her to look over."
"Today we went over a forthcoming homework assignment, and we made sure that the student understood all the concepts about hypothesis testing, mean and variance estimation, and the finer topics on statistical reasoning, such degrees of freedom and R^2."