Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I met with the student to work on calculus. Her class is going over how to find the area between two curves and how to find solids of revolution. The material on determining how to find the area between two curves is fairly easy, and after walking through a couple examples slowly she was comfortable solving these problems on her own. I expect that we will meet next week and talk about solids of revolution."
"Tonight, the student and I reviewed for her test tomorrow over finding area, volume, and arc length with integrals. She was able to recall and apply most of the material without issue; her only lingering problem was remembering the shell method of finding volume, but we were able to mostly resolve that with practice."
"During our session, the student and I covered various topics in integration such as Riemann sums, power rule for integration, and U-substitution. We did several problems and she got much better with them. She had several practice problems to do from class, so she was going to practice with them and then review further during our next session."
"The student and I completed her final tutoring session by covering problems she's likely to see on her final exam. I left her with additional problems to practice, and I believe with this additional practice, she will be in great position to finish the course with at least a "B"."
"We continued covering the practice questions for the final, which included a review of partial derivatives and integrals. We also talked about a few testing strategies and goal scores for the final exam."
"In our last review session for calculus final, we went some additional problems on Stokes' theorem, divergence, Green's theorem, and LaGrange multipliers. I answered any questions the student had. Overall, she was comfortable with the topics."
"We focused on older material in this session. We did systems of linear equations with 2 and 3 variables, and graphing equations to find their solutions. He seemed to be getting the material and was able to reproduce the work that I showed him with the reasoning behind it."
"Today the first student and I worked on some of the practice problems for her upcoming algebra 2 test. There were a couple of misunderstandings about how to work the problems, but she takes direction well and we were able to clear that up. I also worked with the second student on his upcoming contemporary material. He seems more or less on board with what was on the study guide, but we worked through it to refresh him on some key people/ideas/events. We also worked on some outlines for the potential essay questions given by his teacher."
"I worked with the student on reviewing everything she had learned for her upcoming final. We went over her study packet and reviewed a chapter she had not learned completely. Overall, she was a very smart and pleasant student!"
"The student and I covered a medley of subjects including U-substitution and integration by parts. She claims that this material is a more difficult version of things she has seen before, and is simply having trouble identifying what techniques to use and when to use them. Her fundamentals seemed pretty strong, and I believe she simply needs practice."
"We worked on graphing parabolas using the standard and vertex form of quadratic equations, as well as reviewing solving quadratic equations. He uses his graphing calculator to come up with a table to graph his parabolas, having trouble with transformations in vertex form. He does very well with it, but needs to know when he made a mistake so he can correct it (using the calculator)."
"The student and I had a great second session together. We first worked on reviewing a practice test for Chapter 8, Lessons 1-3. From our first session, in addition to his prior knowledge, he knew how to do most of this math very well already. We discussed what a function was and how functions are the building blocks of slope-intercept form. It was a little tricky for him to learn what exactly defines a function and to remember how to express this in precise wording, but he found the more advanced applications of functions, which he had already practiced, very easy. We analyzed tables of relations and also determined whether word problems described functions or not. We made very good time working through this review and began his test corrections for Chapter 8, which he also found very easy after the practice test. We'll be continuing his test corrections during our next session."