Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We mostly covered Geometry in this session. Angles, Area and Circumference of Circles, along with Variable Expressions. We learned the equations for finding circumference and area of circles, and practiced expanding variable expressions with fractions. The student continues to pick up concepts quickly but needs to learn to check her work and thoroughly read the questions to glean what it is that the question is actually asking. She showed a lot of progress in the session alone, and I'm hopeful with more practice she'll have it mastered in no time."
"We went over various topics that were included on a review for his exam. These topics include the fundamental theorem of calculus, linear approximation, maximizing and minimizing functions and finding the average value of a function. The student is making steady progress in his understanding of the subject areas as well as his ability to apply certain concepts."
"The student and his family had previously asked me to follow along with the course materials that his teacher posted online. I was happy to accommodate this request and so I printed and brought whatever I could find. We started by working on the rules of exponents and simplifying exponential expressions. The student understood the concept quickly but needed some help when negatives were involved. After I showed him what to do in what situation and why he stopped making mistakes. Afterward I gave him a short introduction to his next topic of study, logarithms. I started by presenting him with an equation I knew he could only solve with logs to show their usefulness. Then we went over the rules of logs and I had him use them to simplify logarithmic expressions. I believe the student will have little trouble with the subject."
"Today we discussed and practiced using the law of sines, the law of cosines, and Heron's formula for the area of a triangle. The student seemed to have mastered each of these concepts by the end of the session!"
"We began by reviewing material for the first night's homework assignment. We began by determining magnitude of a vector given start and end points. We then determined magnitude given only the end point assuming it originated at the origin. Then, we moved on to adding and subtracting magnitudes and multiplying scalars to vectors. Then, we moved onto the upcoming lecture topic, the examples to be covered in class and the homework to be completed later in the week covering unit vectors and determining a vector from magnitude and direction."
"We went over Demoivre's theorem again, because student was still unsure of it. However, her teacher had gone over it in class, so sometime in our session it suddenly all clicked for her and she understood it. Once she understood it, solving all the problem types made sense to her, and by going through each step slowly, she understood how to solve each question. She seems like she will do well on her quiz, and I left her with the problem-solving methods/ steps and formulas to memorize."