Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I practiced for his test on Wednesday. It was a good time to do some review problems. I compiled a set of problems before hand, mainly to assess some tough concepts within inequalities. He and I worked through them together and ended with some word problems to set up inequalities. I will also send him additional problems so he can work on it tomorrow before his test on Wednesday!"
"The student did AWESOME! We re-did all of the math work that she had gotten wrong and she got them all right on the first try. Her confidence was up, she was talking through the problems, and grasping the concepts. GREAT FIRST LESSON!"
"The student and I began the topic of line integrals. We discussed the definition and "physical" meaning of a line integral as well as the nature of the involved curve (directed, open/closed, etc.). We reviewed some basic theorems concerning line integrals and curve parameterization, line integrals over vector fields and line integrals of gradients. Homework problems were completed from the book. He is very quick to grasp the process of these problems but should review to gain a deeper understanding of why steps are taken and how they relate. Overall she grasps the concepts well. * he or she?"
"The student had a quiz earlier in the week, so we reviewed the questions that she wanted to go over, in addition to reviewing papers one and two. We mostly focused on the recent new topics of probabilities and calculus, but we also looked at some vector problems and taking powers of binomials. We looked at taking derivatives of functions and how to interpret them in real life situations. We also looked at taking the integral of a velocity function in order to find the displacement of a moving object. She is doing well at taking the derivative of a function, once she has determined that is what is needed. We looked at different phrases that can be used in a question to indicate a derivative."
"The student told me of an assessment he took on where he saw similarities to what we had discussed the previous session. He felt good about the assessment and the things we discussed the previous time. We worked on more open ended problems from previous AP Calc tests. We practiced going through tests without just depending on the calculator. This is forcing him to look at and understand the concepts. I also encouraged him to draw the problems out when he needed help visualizing the problems."
"The student missed a few lessons recently because of illness so we are playing catch up on the work he missed. Using his class textbook, we started on simplifying radical expressions through addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We picked up several procedures to remember in completing the exercises in the book (combining like terms, reducing radicands, rationalizing denominators, use of the conjugate to name a few). He is sharp and quickly learns the concepts even though some of them are fairly complex and require attention to detail. We ended up on the topic of reducing fractions with radicals in both the numerator and denominator. We scheduled another session tomorrow where we will resume by continuing to work through the chapters with radical equations the next topic."