Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over problems dealing with scientific notation. I incorporated significant figures into the practice problems to reinforce that concept and we also multiple/divided really large and really small numbers that she had to put into scientific notation to solve. She picked this up really quickly and had almost no problem solving all the problems I had created for her."
"The student and I continued to work on exponents and logarithms throughout the session. He knows everything he needs to know in this subject; he just needs to gain confidence in his ability to tackle each problem. We too often find ourselves giving up before even making an honest effort for each problem. We will work to improve his zeal to solve problems, especially the challenging ones."
"In this session, we focused on integrals involving natural log functions and inverse functions. I taught her to always use polynomial division when the numerator is a higher degree than the denominator. She was able to do most of the integrals herself. We then moved on to inverse functions and we discussed the concept of determining if a function is monotonic by using the derivative."
"During this session, we reviewed binomial theorem, combinations, probability, sequences, series, infinite geometric series, compound interest, and continuously compounded interest. The student is doing well with the subjects. If she reviews the rest of her old exams, she will be well-prepared for the final. Doing great---great job!"
"The student and I worked on reviewing radical functions for her final next week. We also went over the end behavior of the different function types. She was grasping the ideas very well and I think just more practice will continue to help make this class a success for her."
"I helped the student with Circles and understanding and relating concepts about radius, diameter, area, and perimeter with each other. After a quick overview, I helped him with his homework. He was able to answer some questions on his own, but had trouble extracting the area of a circle when the circle was inside a box. I showed him how to relate the side of one square with the diameter of a circle and he was able to work a similar question on his own. After helping him with his homework, I went back and had him rework problems in his packet and I explained any concepts he did not fully understand, and we ended the session with a quiz on all the terms and concepts we had covered."