Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered curve drawing. We spent some time with logs and log functions. Extra practice remains for the problems in the homework, exam is soon. Main focus was on evaluating the value of logs and mentally putting functions inside functions, example: visualizing (1-ln(x))."
"We covered single derivatives, double derivatives, and integrals as well as rates. No scores or concerns. The student is mostly struggling with integrals which we will discuss next session. He has 2 problems to work on for our next session."
"We covered graphing functions based on first and second derivatives. The student was much more able to understand the appropriate usage of first and second derivatives in the context of graphing functions."
"We reviewed previous exams from the class, covering a wide variety of topics (ranging from the definition of the derivative to integration). We talked about strategies for studying for the upcoming final."
"We reviewed for the student's calculus final exam. I have instructed him to continue working through problems on his own in preparation for his exam. He will contact me with questions. His current average is an 89.6. He is expected to complete the course with either an A or a B."
"Today we covered a lot of factoring. I feel like today went well and it is still review for the two of them. Its good that we are getting plenty of practice in because with factoring, practice is the biggest way to get better and quicker at it. They were left with some practice stuff they could work on. Overall a good session with both."
"We covered Unit 1 in her math notebook for her test Monday, this included reflecting over the X,Y axes, rotating shapes on the X,Y grid, and similar(dilating) shapes. We completed her homework assignment due this week from Unit 2 on exterior angles and opposite interior angles. She also completed her journal entries for the week and she did really well at explaining the concepts of angles formed by one line into two parallel lines."
"We went over algorithms for factoring and expanding polynomials. I taught the student the binomial theorem and how it is a generalization of the techniques he learned in class. Along with this, we spent time going over combinations (nCr) and some other minor details (such as notation and common symbols) related to math. He seemed to have a very good grasp on his algebra skills; he picked up the new material very quickly. I would suggest using both techniques (ones learned in class and the binomial theorem learned today) for future problems to gain a deeper understanding of the content."
"The lesson started with a review of the flashcards that she made for her 3s,4s, 6s, 7s, and 8s multiplication facts. She was able to complete them with minimal difficulty. She also completed her homework which were algebraic equations. Ex. 4x7+3x9-10=n. She completed her equations and figured out how to write the (2) word problems into the algebraic form. I gave her 15 minutes of flashcard drills for homework. Overall she understood the necessary steps involved with solving these types of equations."
"We began with a review of homework and material the student had covered in class so far, which was Interval Notation and Composite Functions. Since he understood interval notation fairly well, we moved right into questions he had with composite functions. We did examples of composite functions of rational numbers, as well as compositions of expressions containing variables. We then did a review of some simpler algebra topics; we looked at the definition of the term function, identified functions, and practiced factoring. He seemed to really benefit from the review and repetition."
"Student shows quick grasp of content, and we covered lots of material necessary for the upcoming unit test. Was comfortable with solving and simplifying equations, strong arithmetic skills, and combining like terms. We went over things that were uncomfortable with the student for the test: covered imaginary numbers, inequalities, forming models of story problems, and rationalizing functions. Next week, following test, we plan to go over graphing techniques."
"The student wanted to focus on ellipses since she had a quiz the next day, so she did practice problems to study for that. From her previous quizzes, I can see that she does have a decent grasp on the material. She said she felt comfortable with the material, and I suggested that if she wanted to study on her own later the best thing to do would be to do practice problems from the textbook which have answers in the back."