Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed much of the material she's working on in preparation for her exam this week. Specifically, natural log/exponents/logarithmic equations/graphs are the topics, so we calculated many of her assigned problems. Some more work is needed to go over the understanding of logarithms so that she can perform these calcs. She does know how to isolate a variable (solve for it)."
"The student and I went over a review worksheet for her upcoming exam. She had already worked through each problem and had several questions. Her exam is on trigonometric identities and equations. The most difficult problems were identities. She seemed well prepared for the exam. We spent a little time going over a few homework problems as well."
"During this session we worked through an Algebra homework worksheet that the student was partially through on his own, in preparation for his upcoming quiz. He seemed to have a fairly good understanding on the material's concepts. Once we worked through the explanation of why we were solving a problem a particular way, and the rules and steps to get us there, he did very well. One other thing we talked about was using an extra sheet of paper and writing out every step when solving a problem. This will be something that we continue to work on through his next sessions."
"Good to see the student again. At this session, we worked through the rest of the web work. The questions we tackled were relevant to a few additional vector concepts, including the nature of the zero vector and applied vector components. We also reviewed a law of cosines. Before the first exam, we will go through and make sure that he has these concepts down pat. That being said, I do believe that he has a good grasp of what is going on. Looking forward to seeing what he has ready for next week."
"The student has made a lot of progress since last week. He was able to do a set of homework problems involving evaluating integrals with very little help. Some of the problems involved trigonometric functions, and he said that he didn't have all of those functions memorized. After a quick review he was able to integrate and differentiate the trig functions flawlessly, but it would help him a great deal to memorize all of those functions. Towards the end of the session, we covered the Mean Value Theorem, and he easily understood the theorem and could apply it. After a couple tutoring sessions, the student is nearly caught up on algebra and the basics of integration and differentiation. In the coming weeks we should be able to review some of the more nuanced aspects of calculus and more of the theory."
"This session we worked on ratios, proportions, and percents. We also worked on converting percents to decimals and fractions and vice versa. This unit is a little more difficult for him but he's definitely getting the hang of it. We also did some review of multiplying and dividing mixed numbers and improper fractions and cross multiplying. He consistently solves these problems correctly."