Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a review for her upcoming exam over the conics sections. We focused on the inequalities involving two conics graphs, graphing them and then finding the correct area to shade. We also wrote equations of inequalities based on graphs and based on various given pieces of data."
"In today's session with the student, we reviewed the student's textbook, regarding triangles and trigonometric functions. The student did not struggle with anything in particular, and he was very excited to clarify material that he did not have a good handle on in the past. During this session, we mostly covered how to work with trigonometric functions, and I taught the student the "SOH-CAH-TOA" rule for knowing how to use them. For extra practice, I asked him to do several problems from each section of each chapter that will be on his midterm, completing one chapter's work every day. In this manner, he should cover all the bases in time for his midterm."
"During this session, we did more work with finding circumferences and areas of circles. She struggled mostly with remembering which equation uses diameter and which uses radius and how to find a diameter from a radius and vice versa. By the end of the session, however, she improved significantly and was doing a lot better and she said she felt like she understood it better."
"The student had learned about deriving and integrating the Natural Logarithm, so our session today focused on practicing using both. He was very comfortable with each method We were able to complete the entirety of his assignment, and even look ahead to the upcoming topics in the course."
"The student and I began with times tables. I taught him a pattern for counting by 6's, and quizzed him repeatedly on his 6 times tables. By the end of the session, he had shown progress; he now has his 9's memorized, but needs work on his 6's, 7's, and 8's. We also worked on fractions, on which he showed confidence and understanding, with occasional lapses in attention. The second student and I worked on word problems that involved 3+ addition, subtraction, multiplication and division steps. These problems were part of her practice test assigned as homework. The student was able to complete all individual steps of the word problems. We also went over square products up to 100, and I gave her more practice to memorize these equations."
"We covered: implicit differentiation; expressing one variable as a function of another; differentiability implies continuity; and, the definition of tangent lines and max/min. We went over algebra tricks to solve for [20*(5t-7)^3 *(2t+3)^5]+[10*(5t-7)^4 * (2t+3)^4]=0. The student is preparing for a test this week."