Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered optimization, minimums, maximums, derivatives, integrals. He has his exam today. He has a review packet for his exam to go over before his exam."
"The student and I went over the concept of integration. This time, to help him learn the general steps that integration entails, I wrote them down. I also wrote down the steps required for deriving and for integrating with a given coordinate to find a function, which is useful in word problems. This time, he also had the opportunity to use integration to find the area under different curves, a very important concept in intermediate and advanced economics. He is good at recognizing patterns, so I recommend repetition with integrals until he masters them."
"We worked on maximization problems. We'll be meeting tomorrow again to get the most out of this. There are some conceptual things we need to work on, making sure we keep track of objective functions as opposed to their derivatives, integration and intricate derivatives still need some work. Extra practice is still with the student."
"We talked about his previous test and solved problems. We discussed Riemann's sum and linear approximation. He scored about 18 points below the class average on his last test. His next test is the final. I think if we can review the material he should be able to achieve a C or better on the final and hence get a C or above in the class, which is his goal"
"I helped the student study for her final exam tonight, first by going over her most recent test with her to determine what mistakes had been made and how to correct or avoid them, then by going back for an overview of all of the key concepts from this semester to establish what the student should practice on her own."
"The student and I completed his math homework which was determining whether written responses were correct and making the corrections. We also completed his work in social studies on different habitats and in science on scale lengths of the solar systems. We cleaned out his binder and reorganized it, so all of the papers were in the correct folders."
"We covered multiplication, and factoring of polynomials. The student had a list of question groups, and we worked through an example or two from each group before we proceeded to the next. At one point, I showed an extreme case of using the substitution method for factoring by making it multi-tiered. After an hour, we'd covered a variety of topics, and he felt confident in his ability to complete the assigned problems. He was capable throughout the session."
"Today the student and I worked on her math facts. She definitely has a mind for math, as her mother stated. From what I can tell, the primary area of focus will be getting her to memorize the multiplication tables, and I created flashcards to aid her. She seems to be on the right track."
"We worked on multiples and grouping based on fractions and numbers ending in zero. The student seemed to understand the concepts and did not have any questions. She completed a sheet of basic multiplication problems and was able to complete 41 out of 43 correctly. She was able to work without issue and spent the last 15 minutes playing a multiplication game on the computer."
"For this session, I brought intermediate-level pre-algebra word problems. I was impressed with his improved ability to solve word problems. His mom requested I email practice problems for the student to do in his spare time. His class is covering properties of functions and positive/negative integers. He was having trouble with the properties of negatives for division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction, so I showed him strategies (especially for determining if an answer is negative or positive). When given the tools to solve problems using the method that works best for him, he does much better than when he is restricted to a certain method."
"The pupil has a test on Thursday. We went over problems she missed on the study guide. At first, she was having trouble identifying problem types. After working through a couple, she had the process down. At the end, I gave her a few problems that required her to tell me the next step, so I could check her comprehension. For problems involving inequalities and absolute value, I showed her how to do one of each, and she was able to do the rest without error."
"During this session, we covered: determining x and y intercepts, graphing, determining midpoints, segment length, solving polynomials, using determinant, solving with quadratic equation, imaginary numbers, and complex polynomial solutions."