Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This meeting focused on the student's second exam. She did not do as well on her second exam as she had hoped, so we went over the exam to identify where she went wrong and how she might improve."
"We covered related rates and linear approximation. The student used the tips and study strategies given and did a good job! She made minor errors, which is natural, because it is difficult to keep track of all the given info, but otherwise she did well! I think she will do fine for her final as long as she gets enough rest the night before."
"Today we covered the doing the second derivative test and finding f when f' and f'' are given. We spent a great amount of time to go over the former because the relation of f, f', and f'' is a very conceptually challenging topic. I helped the student to break things in a procedural manner so everything becomes easier. Then we moved onto the process of graphing f with f' and f'' given--I helped him to create a visualized chart with logical flows, so that would be a big help. I hope that he can practice more on his own because these concepts come easily to no one. Good luck."
"The student has a text next Tuesday that we began preparing for. She understands the concepts, it's just a matter of taking her time and not rushing through the problem, and double checking her work. The test is on chapters 1-4; today we went over chapters 1 and 4. Next time we will go over 2 and 3."
"The student worked on his paper for history. We made an outline, discussed the thesis, and wrote out bullet points as a format for his paper. We also created the title page and cited his primary source. Additionally, we worked on some of his first tests from the semester. We made corrections to his problems and went over the concepts so that he can regain points on those tests and be eligible to retake the tests for extra points. He did a great job!"
"Today we worked on polynomials and manipulating exponents. We spent a great deal of the session talking and working with exponents as the student had some trouble with it. She has not learned or discussed the topic in class, so she was learning the material for the first time. She had a much better grasp of the material by the end of the session. We worked on how to identify the power of a polynomial, whether an expression was a polynomial, and how to distribute various polynomials. She did not have any problems with this material. We briefly looked forward another day and she got some exposure to dividing polynomials. She understood the steps I showed her, so I believe she will have very limited issues with the subject in class."