Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we actually did some practice questions out of his book. He was pretty good with differentiation, but needed some review of integration techniques. Since he hadn't done polar coordinate calculus, I explained the transformation and how to compute areas and such. We didn't do any of the free response problems but I told him to do some for next time."
"Review for final exam. We spent the session reviewing some of the later material. We worked on equations of lines and planes, vector algebra, and partial derivatives. The student is comfortable with this material."
"Worked primarily on geometry, going over his recent homework, specifically focusing on angles and triangles. He definitely seems to be improving in this area, and I hope that he continues to do so and feels confident in his abilities when he takes the test."
"Today, the student and I reviewed all of this semester's concepts for the final exam. She was quick to recall integration techniques and applications, though she was rusty on the oldest material over estimating integrals with area formulas. A majority of time was spent on the newer sequence and series material. We will meet once more before her final exam to wrap up."
"Met with the student to prepare for her exam 4. Discussed how to track concentrations in reservoirs and how to set up and solve the corresponding differential equations. She hadn't done the practice test from last week so we set that aside and went over problems from a review sheet given to her by her instructor. Topics included integration by parts, trig substitution, geometric series, integrating a power series, and solving differential equations."
"During this session a basic assessment of the student's skills was taken into account before reviewing current material. Exponentials were reviewed, as well as logs. I have borrowed the student's textbook in preparation for the next session."
"In our session, student and I did a diagnostic exam to determine what his strengths and weaknesses are, and to determine the best way to prepare him for future sessions. We did questions from the array of descriptions of distributions, t- vs. z- tests, surveys, and simple probability. Student has an AP Stats book which we will use to work through problems for the next two weeks."
"The student's teacher has started on the last two chapters for the year - trigonometry, however he's giving one more quiz in probability and sequences tomorrow. She has done essentially every review problem in the textbook by the point, so I first had her redo the problems she got wrong on the quiz she took two weeks ago to see if she remembered the correct formulas this time or repeated her mistakes. She got all of the problems right. We then worked through a few Bernoulli trial problems focusing on problems asking for 'at least' or 'no more than' rather than the probability of an exact amount so she could practice adding the individual probabilities for the scenarios matching the questions prompt. We also discussed our plan of action until the end of the year."
"During yesterday's session, we completed a homework problem and briefly looked over the material on Friday's quiz. The homework assignment was an AP exam problem that covered finding the area between two curves. One part of the problem was using the area as the base of a solid with square cross sections, and finding the volume of that solid. He has made progress in this topic. He is now able to set up the integral needed to solve these types of problems."
"Today I continued to work with the student on preparing for the AP Calculus Exam. We went over the two topics that he felt like he struggled with most which were area between curves and 3D volumes as well as separable differential equations. We looked at multiple examples of area from old AP tests and checked the answers. We worked with revolution and cross sectional volumes. We also went over a couple example for differential equations, including one that was in (t,W) instead of (x,y) so that it required more careful analysis."
"We went over a practice test for a college algebra test that the student was preparing for. There were no grades. He had some trouble remembering certain concepts although when refreshed he was more comfortable. Because it was only one session I left him with no extra practice besides the test we went over. There were no concerns for the session."
"The student worked on solving algebraic equations. For these problems, both sides of the equation had unknowns and the method of solving used shortcuts with which his classroom instructor wished him to become familiar. I worked with him to perform the problems."