Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We met to review material for an upcoming exam over second derivatives. The student had a previous exam containing problems, similar to what will be covered, that we were able to work through. The session was a comprehensive review of solving for first and second derivatives, their relationships to each other and their relationships to their parent function. The review included interpreting information simply from a graph as well as from a given equation. By the end of the session, he felt that he had a solid grasp on all of the topics and said that he definitely felt prepared for the test."
"In this session with the student we continued to get her ready for her upcoming exam on polynomials and graphing functions. She picked up a lot of the harder material very quickly in this session and has been doing a lot of work outside of our sessions to get herself ready for the test."
"The student has another test coming up so we practiced a lot to get ready. We reviewed some, but also covered new material about properties of logarithms and taking derivatives of logarithms. He seems to be doing much better in his class than when we started a month ago."
"Today, we worked mostly on geometric concepts. We covered perimeter and area, as well as radius, diameter, and circumference. We also covered quadrilateral rules regarding when a figure is classified as a rhombus, diamond, square, rectangle, parallelogram, or trapezoid. He seemed to have the most trouble with circles and distinguishing the radius from the diameter, but he has a positive attitude regarding what to correct."
"Good session. The student is making good progress, and passed his last exam. He has raised his grade up to a C in the class (from an F)."
"The student has a test on Tuesday. We solved the problems on a review sheet that he needed help on. They were difficult problems about logarithms, exponentials and areas bounded by curves that are described by inequalities. The student seemed to catch on and understand the techniques to solve the problems. I made myself available on Monday evening by telephone, in case he has last minute questions that need my help."