Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student has received A's on all of his last exams and dad thanked me today! Also, student took a test today and said it was easy for him which is always a good sign. Today we worked on related rates homework because he did not receive it via email before. Student understands related rates but sometimes forgets to take derivative in respect to time for all variables. For the last 20 minutes used practice problems to do some review of previous material."
"The student and I discussed his test on the shells, washers, and discs test. We discussed how to practice timing in the future. We then began working through some of his homework problems. He had a strong grasp of approximating functions using slope fields, and I reviewed approximating functions using Euler's method with him. We then briefly reviewed u-substitution and previewed Integration by Parts. He got a head start on his homework for next week by working through 3 Integration by Parts problems: one of the form x*cos(x), one of the form x*exp(x), and one of the form x*ln(x). We discussed which substitutions work best. We have one more tutoring sessions before his test next Friday."
"The student worked on a test review for geometry terms and unit conversions. He seems to understand the geometry portion but has a little bit of trouble working some of the word problems that convert pounds to ounces. We also ended the session by reviewing flashcards we made on geometry terms."
"The student had a check-off understanding sheet of example problems. Going over those problems took the entire session. She has a chance to retake the quiz on this content so she will use the notes from today to study for the requiz."
"Today we covered polynomial multiplication, simplification and factoring. We worked with the accuracy of his problem solving and his correcting distributing the multipliers. I gave him some ideas on how to solve the 3 and greater degree polynomials with multiple multiplications. The student will continue to practice the material we worked on together."
"The student and I went over his fractions homework, where he was practicing how to write whole numbers as fractions. Then we worked on his reading comprehension work, which included reading two similar stories and then comparing and contrasting the actions of the main character in each. The student does really well with reading and reading comprehension. Because we finished his homework early, we practiced multiplication tables with flashcards. The numbers he knows - 9's, 8's, 5's, 1's, 0's, etc. are fine for him but I think he needs to sit down and learn the other ones - the 3's, 7's, 12's, and then continue practicing in order for math to continue on par for him. This is something I'm planning on working on with him in the future."