Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's book work, and the student did a wide range of practice problems on conic sections. We also reviewed some assignments that covered horizontal and vertical parabolas. We then spent time reviewing how to calculate equations for perpendicular bisectors."
"In this session the focus was on optimization, related rates, and particle problems, with some discussion of problems involving the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus towards the end. The student had the most issues with setting up related rates problems, and so I provided strategies on how to parse through the information in the question and set up the necessary equations. The student had a positive attitude and demonstrated a desire to want to understand the material. In addition to strategies for related rates problems, I went over some strategies for the different types of particle problems that may show up on the AP exam. The student is going to practice the material so that we can do a quick review of it during our next session before moving on to other concepts."
"The student has a math test on Thursday so we studied for that. His math test was covering how to find the area and perimeter of shapes made of circles, triangles, and squares. It seemed like the student understood the concepts. We practiced slowing down and checking his work, and thinking about if an answer makes sense."
"The student completed her homework quickly, and then I taught her the next section. This involved finding the combined areas of multiple shapes by calculating the area of a shaded region. The student did a very good job understanding how to do the problem, taking her time, and solving on her own. I am very proud of her."
"Today, the student and I covered factoring of quadratics as well as the FOIL method as he has just started to study that in school. He had a packet from school which contained practice questions as well as questions he was supposed to do for homework thus we used it for the session. He has a complete understanding of the FOIL method as well as using of the quadratic formula. However, he seem to struggle a little bit with the other method where you find two numbers that multiply to give you C but add to give you B in the polynomial Ax^2+Bx+C. I gave him some practice problems to help improve his knowledge in it. All in all, it was a good session."
"The student asked for help with his homework assignment, which was due the follow day. It involved solving for different variables and using the function form to solve equations. He showed a good understanding of the concepts we reviewed."