Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I was impressed to find that the student had made some solo progress on his review packet since we last met. Today we reviewed domains, simplifying rational expressions, and partial fraction decomposition. He had no trouble at all with the domain and simplification work; however, he was quite rusty on the decomposition problems."
"The student and I worked ahead in his class, discussing the basics of integration. We went over the power rule and the exponential rule. He had a bit of difficulty keeping the two rules straight, but I hope reinforcement during class will help solidify ideas."
"We reviewed the test that he took last week, and introduced integration/anti-differentiation. He has a quiz on the new material this Thursday (4/17), and a "bonus" quiz on the material from the previous chapter on Thursday (4/17) as well. He will begin to review."
"The student and I spent the session reviewing the section her class covered this week, finding area of disks and washers by taking integrals. She had gotten very good at graphing functions and finding the area under/between functions. The new section required her to use the same tools to find 3D area. She was able to correctly solve all of her homework problems."
"Today the student and I covered finding relative maxima and minima, finding inflection points, finding concavity, the mean value theorem, and Rolle's theorem. The student struggled to grasp the relationships between the first and second derivatives but eventually was able to understand the concepts. We covered several homework questions she was struggling with regarding graph analysis and she was able to use things we reviewed to help her with the rest of her homework."
"In this section we began to cover simplifying expressions which had fractions with binomials and trinomials in them. We practiced finding the Least Common Denominator; I showed the student a few different ways of finding this; then, once the expression had been combined, we practiced simplifying the expression from there. I stressed to him the importance and simplicity of looking for like terms in the numerator and denominator to eliminate before multiplying complex expressions."
"We went over section which was an introduction to functions. We went over word problems. Today, the student and I had break through progress today. I could tell she was making an effort to correct errors. Additionally, I corrected her on a concept during our meeting on Tuesday and she exercised changing her thought process. Today she still struggles a little with the concept of functions. I told her that it's not as complicated as she wants to make it and tried breaking it down for her. I will be sending her a video that introduces functions in general to hopefully clear her understanding. No concerns. She and I were very satisfied with today's session."
"In this session the student and I went over logarithm problems including finding the double or half time, and using equations for pH and decibels. We also started to review for her test next week by working on problems involving expanding and compressing logarithms."
"The student and I reviewed his most recent test. We corrected all of his errors. He understood his mistakes rather quickly and was able to perform his corrections with little assistance."
"Today the student and I worked on his quiz review sheet, we focused on solving proportions, and converting measurements. After we finished his review we worked more proportion questions and word problems to prepare him for his quiz. He and I worked on his test review over lines, angles and their relationships. We got through the review with no problems. Very good productive session."
"We practiced mental math and counting without fingers for the numbers 1-10. I noticed that the student still had trouble with patterns on her last test so we practiced a few of them so she could get a better feel for them. We concluded the session by writing spelling words. She still is struggling a bit phonetically so I will work with her on that in our next session."
"For this session, the student and I worked on transforming parabolas from his textbook. The homework subject was very similar to his work from about a month or so ago, homework over absolute value graphs. He caught on very quickly and proceeded to only need minor guidance over the course of the questions. I gave him a few tips on how to take some shortcuts while answer these types of questions and they seemed to help a little bit."