Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We specifically covered graphing functions, representation of ordered pairs, intercepts, finding roots, and finding functional values. We used a lot of graphs to explain intercepts, roots, and functions. I left her with a few problems for practice."
"We covered probability, measuring circles, test-taking strategies and solving for inequalities. We reviewed problems she erred on during her previous practice exams, as well as new problems I brought with me."
"This is the first day the student met with his tutor twice. This session, he took the practice semester test of 45 questions. He worked confidently and rapidly, using his calculator and double checking his answers. He worked with minimal prompting and review. The test score was 95%, where he proved mastery of working with proportions, finding probability, reading graphs of various types, finding and moving points and figures in the (x, y) plane. He is excited about finishing the course with a comparable score on the graded semester test."
"The student showed progress on the past topics, but the new topic (implicit differentiation) was far more advanced and he needed assistance with it. We will continue to work on that next session."
"Today we covered differentiation using the chain rule, product rule and quotient rule. We used differentiation to determine critical points, and extrema. Study skills for her would be to keep up with the homework management because making the time for tutoring sessions and practice is key. I feel like she also struggles a little bit with the Algebra involved once the calculus steps have been taken. I believe that with a little bit of extra effort and time, she could easily master these skills and grow confidence in them."
"This was our first session together, and I found the student to be a highly-motivated student with a keen intellect. We discussed functions and their one-to-one properties expressed by x and y-values, continuity of functions, how the first derivative expresses the slope of the tangent line (instantaneous rate of change) for given points, domain and range, and briefly reviewed some trigonometric functions and how they are defined. He understands the material. His attitude was impeccable throughout the entire session: he understands the material but can sometimes lose sight of the bigger picture. Therefore, I gave him different scenarios that were applicable to areas that interest him, such as the volume of a particular medicated solution needed for a patient. He seemed to enjoy when biological and physiological components were added to his learning of the material. Basically, we discussed why it was necessary to understand the applications of instantaneous rate of change in the 2nd dimension, where functions reside. I introduced him to a website that can help visual learners with mathematics, physics, and chemistry. I'm extremely excited to be working with him and hope to alleviate some of his stress when it comes to his studies of mathematics. :)"