Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered parametric arc lengths, parametric derivatives and also finding the acceleration tangential components and the normal components. I left the student to ask questions about the acceleration components and any other questions of which we covered."
"The student and I first went over his quiz from the previous week on related rates. He did not make any egregious mistakes: only small errors that added up. We then reviewed for his quiz this week on differentiation. He felt comfortable with the material and left feeling prepared for his quiz. No concerns on my part."
"I worked with the student today on solving Algebra 2 questions from a quiz she took in class. Topics covered include Equations of Parabola, solving polynomial equations and inequalities, and solving equations involving imaginary numbers. She had some problems grasping the concept of parabola equations so we went over numerous examples. At the end of our session today, she was able to successfully solve some practice problems. She has a work book with practice questions so I tasked her to answer a few of those questions before our next scheduled session. I left today confident that she will continue to make progress in her algebra class."
"Today the student and I completed chapter review tests together in order to practice for an upcoming exam. While the student showed plenty of proficiency, and has demonstrated growth in using logs, exponential functions, and polynomial factoring/synthetic division, he still needs more confidence in modeling word problems using algebra. Thus, I ran the student through the general guidelines related to equation modeling, especially direct/inverse proportions. After the test this week, we plan to begin the next chapter on calculating matrices"
"I went over the calculus of the inverse trigonometric functions with the student tonight, working on differentiation and integration problems as well as applications. We spent some time as well going over how to recognize what form the integral is in so that it is easier to complete the problem. Overall, she is doing very well with these problems."
"In today's session the student and I continued discussing systems of equations, graphing inequalities, and physical examples using quadratic functions. He and I worked through an extensive example of graphing functions with inequality constraints, and determining the appropriate overlapping regions. We also practiced a problem on quadratic projectile motion, determining the time in the air and maximum height. We then talked and related these attributes of the motion to the concepts of the quadratic function itself, such as the vertex and x-intercepts."
"This was my first session with this student. We covered stoichiometry, redox, balancing reactions, molarity problems. He is good in base knowledge of general chemistry and that made our discussion easier. Though he is still challenged by some calculations. Simpler and shorter ways to solve problems work best for this student."
"Great first session with this student. We went over a variety of topics within sequences and series. We started with definitions and finding partial and infinite sums. We also worked on finding convergence and divergence, and using the integral test and the comparison tests."
"I went through his last exam which he has to retake. We worked on them one by one and I asked him the reason for the questions he had mistakes on them. I wanted to make sure if he understand the concept or not. He knew more than half of his mistakes. I explained the rest. After that, I gave him several questions on the parts that he needed to practice more. We covered almost 20 questions in this part. He is smart and doing well. I think he just needs to practice a little bit more."
"For this session, we reviewed chapter 4 and then went through chapter 8 to prepare for his test Monday. At the end of Saturday's session, I asked the student to do the hardest problem of each section of a review from the teacher. I saw today that his skills we had reviewed were good. As for chapter 8, it seems like he knows the material but gets intimidated by more difficult problems, so we went through breaking them down to manageable steps."
"We spent nearly an hour doing a worksheet he had for homework. The focus of this sheet was graphing quadratic equations and understanding how each equation represents the translation of a basic quadratic. The student hadn't been in class to learn this equation, so I taught it to him. For the last 20 minutes we read a sheet in Spanish about Francisco de Goya and I helped him understand and answer the 10 corresponding questions."
"Completed the POW (computing the area of an irregular shape, Chinese remainder theorem, multiplying exponential numbers, and rectangle area vs. perimeter as a function of aspect ratio). Then studied for upcoming math test (orders of operations, scientific notation, and Singapore bar problems)."