Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over the student's worksheet that he did in class. I introduced probability and the normal curve to him and he picked it up quickly."
"We went over frequency distributions and using a program to make charts/graphs. The student is hard working but will need to practice a lot with the software to be able to do complex stuff independently."
"We covered histograms, means, medians, and modes. The student said she received a 98 on her most recent homework assignment. I left her with a guide to complete her homework assignment."
"Lesson 5 is on quadratic equations. The student has learned how to look at a quadratic equation and determine the direction the parabola opens, the vertex, the equation for the axis of symmetry, and the y-intercept. Using the calculator, he has learned how to find the x-intercepts, the domain and range (using the vertex), and the x-intervals on which the function is increasing and decreasing. His biggest area for improvement is using the correct notation for points and intervals. He is growing in his confidence. He tried a problem on his own before I arrived, and he got it correct. This was definitely a win in my book."
"Yesterday, I met with the student, and we reviewed her math homework. She had a math test the next day, so I tried to make sure we reviewed math problems using estimation, rounding decimals, and multiplication, which all were to be covered on her test the next day. I plan to begin working on English, including prepositions and sentence structure, and then continue to work on math at her next session."
"We went through each of the sections that will be covered on the upcoming exam focusing on all the formulas for applying integrals to solve different types of problems. We looked at finding the area between two curves, volumes of solids created by taking specific cross-sections and rotating areas around an axis, the surface area of a solid of revolution, arc length of a curve, the mass of an object with variable density, the work done by a variable force, displacement and distance of an object from its velocity or acceleration functions, and the hydrostatic force on a surface under pressure. We looked at how to determine when to write an integral as a dx or a dy and what types of volumes would need to be found using the shell method rather than the disk or washer methods. The student is comfortable with finding areas, using the disk and washer methods for volumes, and calculating both the distance traveled and displacement of an object. He's becoming more confident with determining when to use the shell method and using cross-sections to find volumes. Lastly, we quickly looked at the integral definitions of the natural logarithm and the natural number e and refreshed his memory on the formulas for their derivatives and antiderivatives."