Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was a long session as the student wanted to complete all the problems in his review packet. We did a few more probability problems, solved some graphing problems and worked on solving log and ln problems. We completed all the problems and I hope he will do well on his exam tomorrow. I will not tutor him again until January."
"The student and I met to get ready for a final he has tomorrow in calculus. He printed off a study guide for further review, and he was able to tackle most of it. He feels confident with limits, derivatives, word problems dealing with derivatives, etc."
"We reviewed calculus proofs, calculus, and calculus definitions/theorems, and integration by substitution. The student was able to complete his practice exam independently and seemed confidant about his abilities."
"Went over the first 3 chapters of the student's Calculus book which included an overview of basic mathematical topics such as numbers and functions. Then we talked about exponential growth and decay, regression models and difference equations and their applications in a biological setting. We then discussed what a limit is and how it can be used to determine the trend of certain sequences and their convergence. Finally we briefly went over the formal definition of a derivative and what it means to take a derivative and its graphical interpretation."
"First and foremost happy news: The student got a 106% on her last Calculus quiz which is a significant step up from her previous scores pre-tutoring. She also has a test tomorrow for which we did test prep specifically. The test covers the same topics we went over for her quiz in addition to linearization and slope fields. We went through a variety of practice problems provided by her instructor, and I was quite happy with her knowledge and understanding. I came up with a variety of practice problems where by pulling out the constant, the problem becomes simpler. We concluded the session with slope field practice."
"The student and I focused on skill building and making sure that each of the study tools needed for optimal grades are being used strategically. We covered math skills, but focused more on planning his week effectively."
"The student and I continued our work with the law of cosines, specifically using it in junction with word problems and Pythagorean theorem. We will continue our work with these subjects in our next session."
"We continued to go over bias in estimation, along with computing method of moments estimators, and determining if an estimator is consistent or not. The understanding of the material is much better than it previously was."
"Today the student and I worked on understanding vertical angles and solving for unknown angles using known sums. He is a little bit fuzzy on these concepts and he has a test this week, so we will review these concepts again tomorrow."
"Today the student got 100% on the computerized test, which heavily involved common denominators. We then started a 2nd test dealing with exponents before calling it a night. I prompted the student for answers and she did not disappoint."
"Spent the session solving inequalities, graphing them, and covering how to go about solving when there is an absolute value sign. We likewise reviewed solving proportions."
"The student completed his math hw on quadratics. He is very comfortable graphing parabolas and expanding quadratic formulas. We also went over all his assignments for the week to ensure that he keeps track of what he needs to do."