Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed points of inflection and second derivative, looked ahead at limits and asymptotes as x approaches infinite. The material was new, but the student learned it very quickly."
"Studied for a test. Covered antiderivatives and how to take derivatives of antiderivatives. Also looked at slope fields shortly. He's holding an average of about an A."
"We worked on practice problems for her midterm. The biggest struggle seems to be graphing and finding the range."
"Today was my first session with the student. We covered "division of polynomials" and discussed her struggles with some basic concepts of Algebra I that carry on to her understanding of Algebra II. She mentioned that she has difficulty to FOIL and keep track of her x-values. She also noted that she did not take Algebra, but took Algebra I (Advanced) in 7th grade, but missed concepts whenever she would take an absent day. To review "division of polynomials," we worked on multiple practice problems. After doing our first problem together, we were able to identify her weakness in keeping track of her numbers and the negative/positive signs when working with polynomials. Fortunately, she had a good understanding of the Algebra II concepts themselves. As we continued to practice division of polynomials, she began getting a better grasp of the basic Algebra I concepts she struggled with. She improved a lot by the end of the session and was able to do problems much quicker. Overall, it was a great first session with the student! I am looking forward to continuing our sessions and seeing her progress."
"The student and I reviewed her homework assignment which dealt with dividing fractions. Although she answered nearly all of the problems correctly on her own, she was a bit confused with how she had derived the answers. We reviewed this at length and went through each of the problems, and by the end of the session she was more clear on this concept. We ended the session by discussion of some test-taking strategies, which we will discuss further when we meet next week and review for her test. I gave her some tips on how to check to make sure a fraction is reduced to lowest terms."
"The student worked on several worksheets that reviewed the unit circle, reference angles, trigonometric values of various angles from all four quadrants, cosine, sine, tangent, cotangent, secant, cosecant of 30, 45, 60, 0, 180, 90, 270 degrees."