Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the precise definition of a limit. I briefly explained to him the examples found in his textbook and then he worked on a few problems from that textbook. He seemed a little confused at first, but after working at a couple of problems, he seemed to understand what to do just fine. I spent the last few minutes of the session briefly explaining the material of the next section he would be working on, and he seemed to comprehend the concepts quite well. So all in all, it was a good lesson."
"The student was feeling confident about his final on 12/13, but had a few questions about particular problems involving u-substitution, revenue/cost/profit, and antiderivatives. We reviewed those topics and problems and it is clear that he is well-prepared for his final."
"The student has a test on Thursday and had a review packet for that. He completed the review packet. He has his final exam on Dec 18th. We are planning on working together on Dec 15 and 16th to prepare for that. He has an extensive review packet for that exam as well."
"In our last tutoring session, we went through the student's previous quizzes and exams. We then went through several sections of her textbook. We tried several problems from each section, and she seemed to be doing quite well. She was able to eventually work through each problem with limited input from me. I then asked her if she had any final questions or topics that she wanted me to go over before we ended. I expect that she will do well on her final."
"We wrapped up studying for the student's final, finished up the tutoring sessions by covering integration, optimization, implicit differentiation and related rates. We finished up her review and also worked some examples that we looked up online. Afterwards I gave her some helpful websites that she could use for studying for her final."
"The student and I spent this time preparing for the free response portion of the exam. He is doing well at work-rate and transportation problems, but is struggling a little bit with tens/ones digit problems and translating words to equations. He seems to have a good grasp of mixture and area problems. I feel that overall, he is doing much stronger with this material than he was when he started working with me."
"Today the student and I worked some more on discount and markup practice problems. I'm noticing now that he is doing the majority of the problems by himself which is excellent!"
"My session with the student went very well. We spent the majority of our session going through a test and tackling problems, including the following: simplifying algebraic expressions, solving quadratic equations, and factoring. She made great strides understanding different strategies to multiply expressions and to factorize in algebra. We made a plan for our next session to learn about quadratic equations and to practice multiplying polynomials."
"We began reviewing from the beginning of the semester's material in preparation for the student's final exam. We covered properties of numbers, converting word problems to equations, and simplifying expressions. She was able to work through the problems on her own with very little difficulty and we will continue along the course syllabus during our next session."
"The student and I finished up the algebra review packet in preparation for her exam tomorrow. Some of the concepts (i.e. direct/inverse variation) came very easily to her and a few of them (i.e. finding the vertex of a function's graph) were a bit more difficult. However, she triumphed over every problem!"
"The student has a quiz tomorrow, so we went over some of the problems that his teacher recommended for practice. These problems involved graphing parabolas using the quadratic equation, solving for zero, and completing the square. He has a good understanding of the material."
" We worked on a review packet for his upcoming exams. The packet was around the subject of conics. Towards the end of the session, the student understood many of the important concepts such as differentiating between hyperbolas and other conics. We also went over the method of completing the square as that is important in solving many conic problems."