Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over trapezoidal sums, slope fields, solving differential equations, and finding antiderivatives through u-substitution. The student had a test the next day he was preparing for, and he didn't completely understand all the concepts. After going through the lessons and practice problems, the student felt much more confident about his test."
"During this session we went over the review worksheets in preparation for the exam. We then worked on the self assessment. The student had a decent grasp on the material and just needed a little more practice and polishing. I would encourage the student to continue to work on the problems that he struggles with a bit more for additional practice. In particular, the real world application and word problems that sometimes trip him up a bit."
"We went over the graphing of functions written as "1/x". At first the student had trouble with knowing how to solve for the Horizontal asymptote, but after we worked through a few more examples she was able to solve for it without any difficulty."
"The student showed me two quizzes that he had taken and got back since we began our sessions. He scored an 80% on one (20% off due to a simple arithmetic error) and a 95% (5% off due to not labeling sufficiently). He and I prepared for his test on Friday by working through several problems on the review packet provided by the teacher. We focused on questions involving finding the volume of 3-D solids with various cross-sections via slicing. We began by finding the area of a square given the length of the diagonal and of an equilateral triangle given the side length. I stressed the importance of either memorizing these formulas or being able to derive them quickly in order to be able to solve slicing problems quickly. We practiced using several different types of cross-sections. We then practiced determining whether to use discs, washers, or shells to find the volume of a 3-D figure with a rotational axis of symmetry. I emphasized finding the easiest function to integrate."
"I began the session by asking him to count by 4's and 6's. He remembered the 4's well, but struggled with the 6's, so I had him repeat the 6's several times until he was able to get them quickly and accurately. After this we moved on to addition flashcards. He was able to break his record of 18 flashcards in 2 minutes - this time he got 27! We then moved onto worksheets. He was able to finish all of the sections that were remaining on the two worksheets and only skipped writing out the numbers. We then went over flashcards again. Finally we played the fraction game during the time that remained."
"The student struggles with multiplication facts. He needs to know his multiplication facts when multiplying complex numbers. He also needs to recognize when to simplify an improper fraction before converting it to a mix number. He also needs to be able to problem solve with using fractions. I think the student is a good listener and self corrects his work once he recognizes his mistakes. My concern is that the student does not have multiple strategies that he uses to check his work. We reviewed his homework related to simplifying, multiplication of fractions and area/perimeter. He was able to find the area and perimeter of a shape w/o assistant. I plan to work with problem solving questions and multiplication facts with the student during my next session."