Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session the student and I discussed the following topics: concavity, relative extrema, and their relationships to a function's second derivative. We looked at a handful of problems and the student showed improvement. That said, these are definitely subtle concepts and the student will definitely benefit from independent practice outside of our sessions."
"We went through her exam review, which was 50 questions. It was about logarithmic and exponential functions. We covered their properties and how we can convert them to each other. We solved several word problems as well. She is doing well, and she understood how to solve each kind of questions. She got a 91 and a 93 for her chemistry quizzes."
"We focused on her chapter review problems in preparation for her test this Tuesday. Chapter concepts reviewed were on logarithmic properties, calculating the area under two curves, and utilizing the disk and washer method to determine volumes."
"The student's Algebra 2 class began the topic of complex numbers after completing radical expressions. We reviewed the key concepts of imaginary numbers and worked through many examples that built on top of each other. Based on his comfort with the new material, we moved ahead from where he was in class to discuss how to use complex conjugates to properly represent fractions with complex numbers in the denominator. Afterward, we reviewed radical expression problems in preparation for his upcoming quiz."
"The student and I met to discuss the comments that she had received about her project proposal. Her committee felt she should use a different statistical design and collect more data. I explained the technique of MANOVA to her and showed her that it would not be the best technique for her data, but could work if necessary. She took notes, updated her power analysis, and planned to relate this conversation to her committee. We also talked about her committee member's request for using academic achievement as a covariate. I explained why this addition would be both theoretically and statistically helpful to her design. We discussed the logistics of adding another piece of data. The student planned to discuss our conversation with her committee to see if they felt she should move forward with her original design or add these additions."
"In this session, we went through the first 41 problems from the official exam review. The student was able to grasp most of the concepts. He agreed to review logarithmic rules, set theory sign definitions, truth table operators, and common polynomial factors."
"The student and I pulled from here and there, choosing topics and problems that I expect to show up on the final. We went through a printout in detail, making note of significant figures and what calculations to make. I expect to see one problem on different forecast/error analysis methods and went through these with him as well. He is doing well!"
"Today we started reviewing for the student's upcoming midterm by going back to work from the beginning of the semester. We worked with the distance formula in order to find lengths of lines in the coordinate plane as well as with the midpoint formula in order to find the midpoint of a line, given the endpoints. We also practiced graphing equations. Tomorrow we will review various aspects of circles. In general, he is doing well with algebra; in fact he earned an 82 on his recent test."
"We went over her homework regarding Ch. 5- integration/differentiation of logarithmic functions. We also went over her past tests. She understands the concepts well."
"The student and I worked on Sets and Subsets with Counting and Permutations and Combinations. The sets and subsets with counting was a breeze and walk in the park for him."
"We went over geometrical rays for his homework assignment. As we went through that quickly, I gave him a brief overview of the next 3 sections of his book. We discussed congruent angles and sides, corresponding angles, vertical angles, and complementary and supplementary angles."
"We only had time to continue with the review sheet that we were working on from our last session. The student does seem to understand how to plot points after understanding what the problem is."