Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem. We also reviewed the definition of a function, open & closed intervals, and continuity & differentiability. I prepared some extra exercises for the following session on derivatives."
"On Monday we covered the second half of his review, concerning finding slope given coordinates and intercepts, as well as finding slope in word problems and assigning meaning to it. Afterwards, we revisited the first half of his review, which he had no difficulty following. Overall, the student was able to follow the steps necessary to complete the problems with little difficulty. I had him perform an extra set of practice problems and encouraged him to proofread his work before moving from problem to problem."
"We prepared for his test tomorrow going over limits, limits at infinity, discontinuities and asymptotes, and the relationship between a derivative and the original function. He was initially having a hard time with a problem that gave a graph and differentiating between the value of the function and the value of the slope but he got the hang of it by our session's end."
"The student and I worked through her math homework, which included multiplication problems broken up into two groups: algorithms and word problems. She was quick to identify where different techniques could be applied. I broke down the distributive property of multiplication for her, and used a simple example as a template for the rest of the homework. We also worked using dimensional analysis as a way to figure out word problems."
"We covered placing numbers with decimals on the number line (positive and negative), problems involving negative numbers, and adding with decimals. We also did our regular timed multiplication quiz we do everyday--today, his time is getting better. Tonight, I asked him to review his multiples of 7, 8, and 9, and to take a timed multiplication quiz on his own."
"The student and I began working on some test corrections over systems of equations. She was comfortable with most of the work. We then worked on some ways to remember how to handle word problems of inequality systems."
"The student and I reviewed material from her math packet from school. She appears to have a good grasp on the material she is currently covering. She is expecting to have a test in the near future and once her teacher gives her more information, we are going to focus on doing repetitive problems."
"We reviewed her quiz from last week and she corrected her mistakes. Then we discussed the material for the upcoming test. Altogether we discussed: multiplying fractions by -1; using the quadratic formula to solve for x; solving for x in a quadratic by completing the square; arithmetic with imaginary numbers, including division; and "the trick" for solving systems with "consecutive integers." She was attentive and energetic as always, and I promised a "review packet" for her over the weekend. We talked about some strategies for handling test anxiety."
"I worked with the student to prepare for an upcoming math test. She seemed to be understanding the concepts well, and I think she will do well on her make-up exam."
"Teacher has them reviewing factoring methods this week. Worked on a similar worksheet to last week, practicing different factoring methods including factoring by grouping, factoring cubics, and factoring more complicated quadratics. Good session as usual."
"We covered the best topic ever: probability! Conditional, marginal, expected values, discrete, and continuous probabilities. The student completed ten questions, and hopefully his understanding has improved. I did not leave extra practice problems."
"The student wanted to discuss an upcoming assignment. We discussed confidence intervals are and how to select an article that uses them. We discussed how she might write about them for her homework. Then we went over t-tests and she calculated a t-test problem from her homework. The student reported that she felt the tutoring is helpful in giving her an understanding of what the class material means."