Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student and I reviewed an old exam from class. We walked through the problems she got wrong. She had a solid understanding of most concepts and only needed help getting the problems started. On Sunday, we will review material for her upcoming exam."
"We studied for a test on fractions, so we practiced a variety of questions (mainly word problems) about adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying fractions, as well as converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers, x fraction of a whole number, etc. Overall it went well. The two potential difficulties are deciding between whether the question calls for dividing or multiplying, and making sure to answer the exact question that was asked. We practiced both of these things, and discussed key words to look for, so the student should be well-prepared for the test."
"The student and I continued our work preparing for her upcoming test. She has a review booklet that we used to pull problems from. Overall she is doing very well. With the other student, I did a review of her spelling words. She got most of them right but had trouble with a couple of them; she mixes up what, where and when. All in all I'm happy with our progress."
"Today we worked on double integrals. This section is very demanding, requiring excellent integration skills as well as the ability to translate the description of the figures in to a 3-d drawing, I showed him how to do several of the problems step-by-step, but he will need to practice on his own to really get the hang of them."
"Today we began discussing and practicing trig integrand/substitution problems. Specifically, we focused on practicing the two types of sin/cos problems. The two cases are when both terms are even, or when at least one term is odd. For the even case, you use double angle formulas, for the odd case you separate the terms."
"We completed her assignment on finding vertex, vertex form of quadratic equation, and axis of symmetry from the standard form of the equation. Then we started on the assignment of finding the vertex form of the quadratic equation from its graph. She made good progress in the session."