Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued coverage of probability, discussing the difference between experimental and theoretical probability. Problems mainly focused on experimental probability. We practiced with questions from class and with problems provided by the tutor."
"The student and I worked on her chemistry for the first half. We worked on the different types of inter molecular forces and how to identify them in a molecule. Next we worked on algebra. We worked on simplifying rational expressions, multiplying and dividing rational expressions, and adding and subtracting rational expressions."
"The student and I reviewed a practice test from a review book in order to prepare for his upcoming exam the first week of May. With the problems involving calculations, the student doesn't have much difficulty. He finds it challenging to understand exactly what the formulas represent and how they are used to make interpretations about data."
"We covered logarithms during this session. I have seen much progress from our last meeting. This was a very good session."
"We worked on exponential factors and how to solve for them. We also explored the relationship between exponential factors and natural log. It took the student a few tries, but eventually he got the hang of it. We then moved on to matrices and how to add, subtract, and multiply them. He caught on to this pretty quickly and understood it really well."
"The student and I further explored line integrals and parametric functions today, bringing independence of path into the mix as well. The student had misunderstood his notes at first and started doing problems incorrectly, but I was able to figure out the mistake and set him on the right course."
"Yesterday the student and I worked on her homework regarding principles of counting and probability. We spent the time understanding the theory and solving the problems assigned to her. We were able to finish all of the homework. I think she understood well the concepts, especially after having not learned it for the first time from her teacher. Probability is hard, but I think she will do very well in it."
"The student has been doing very well this semester, and has been able to complete most of his homework assignments without any assistance. He had homework on solving systems of equations using matrices on the calculator. We started the lesson by working out simple equations using the calculator, and then completed his homework assignment."
"First meeting with the student. Discussed flux integrals and the divergence theorem in preparation for a midterm on Thursday. Today we started with Ch 19 and discussed the flux integral, probing to find out which topics he needs more help on. He struggled a bit on certain calculus integration techniques but generally picked up the material quite quickly. He isn't quite comfortable yet with vector operations and we'll plan on including these points when we do our more general review next Monday."
"Today we finished up his trig identities homework. He now is fully capable of finding all six trig functions using identities without my help. He also does well simplifying expressions when there options to choose from for the answer. He is also making progress with using the trig identities to simplify more complicated expressions. He is definitely improving in chemistry."
"We continued to work on the distributive property, multiplication of positive and negative integers and operations review. We also worked on her essay crafting by writing a "review" of the movie The Hunger Games."
"We went over part of the circle, types of angles, types of polygons, and graphing points on the coordinate plane. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated she understood the work by performing the exercises correctly."