Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student had a worksheet filled with factoring problems of second and third order equations. He is very gifted at factoring quadratic equations. He even found the solution in his head to a cube trinomial where I used a technique of grouping parts of the equation. So we glided along through two-thirds of the problems, but then we hit some that were not easily solved. After that, I showed him again the meaning of and uses for synthetic division, as that is a key part of this chapter."
"We covered a test on Saturday. It covered everything we reviewed. I would let him take his test and I would review his work. We took all three attempts to do the test. The test was online and it was easy to make very simple keyboard errors or not matching exactly the expected answer for the test. He did make an A though, so he was very happy. He seemed confident about his improvement and his ability to do math."
"Today I met with the student to work on her new chapter on the application of calculus to real world problems. This is a rather tricky chapter, as the actual math is trivial, but the problem setup takes a lot of thought. We worked through quite a few example problems. She does not seem 100% comfortable with setting up problems right now, but I think she's capable of working through them and will get more comfortable as she completes more."
"She sent me more review problems for her upcoming final. We reviewed the problems she was having a harder time with from different chapters. We covered finding limits, related rate problems, finding volume of solids, finding area of planes, local linearization, and optimization problems. She understands the concepts well. She just needs guidance on setting up the problems with the correct integrals or functions."
"We continued on the Riemann integral. The student needed help in using induction to prove certain lemmas. I made sure to explain each step in the proof, so that he understood what was going on. I also had the student explain questions to make sure he knew what he was doing."
"The student and I did her test review packet together. She worked well and seemed to have a solid foundation in the concepts. There were a few tricky problems that we worked through."