Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I worked on multiplying, dividing and simplifying fractions, converting fractions/mixed numbers to decimals as well as ratio related work problems. At the very end of our session, we even had time to play a 5 minute multiplication board game. Afterwards, I left behind notes/practice problems to review."
"Today we continued the review for tomorrow's test. We again covered practice problems on Pythagorean theorem and linear equations. After working through representative practice problems, we practiced identifying the concept a question is addressing and how to go about finding the answer. I explained the unit comprises a few main concepts and that he should ask which is relevant to the information given. Together we made a study sheet of important concepts and what information can be derived from 2 coordinates, 3 coordinates, etc. He is supposed to review the study sheet before his test."
"We covered simplifying rational functions and then finding their asymptotes. There were a couple study guide problems left intentionally unsolved for the student. I explained in simpler than textbook terms what an asymptote really meant and how it relates to the functions."
"The student and I discussed the basic concepts of integral and differential calculus. We then went on to solve some basic integrals for the area between curves and discussed finding volumes using disks and cylindrical shells. I also showed her some helpful mnemonics for memorizing derivatives to trig functions and points on the unit circle."
"I had the student continue to do practice problems from the AP Calculus BC book, specifically covering limits and differentiation. We identified specific strategies through the problems which the student needs to solidify -such as arc-tangent. He is going at a great pace. We are working on taking problems step by step in a slightly slower manner in order to not lose points from easily caught mistakes. The student will continue to do practice problems through the remaining chapters of the book."
"During our session this week, the student and I reviewed for her test on Chapter 5. She completed problems #1-22 from the Chapter 5 test in her textbook. As she was completing problems, she did a great job remembering the formulas/rules when graphing rational expressions. I did have to remind her to simplify completely when solving problems involving operations with rational expressions. Overall, she feels pretty confident with the concepts, and knows she will do well on her test."