Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered integration methods using u-substitution, separation of variables, and integration by parts. We also did trigonometric substitution and combinations of all of the above methods in slightly more challenging problems. The student has a good attitude towards the material. We will continue to focus of getting methods of integration down to a scientific process so that each question involves a step by step problem solving methodology choice, and culminates in finding the appropriate tool for the problem at hand."
"Today we worked on the late assignments that the student is trying to get done over spring break. Our general process was to look over the content in each section, then work out some of the problems in each section of the homework together. The main topics we covered including graphing and manipulating exponential and logarithmic equations and expressions. We also talked about the concept of inverse functions."
"We covered inverse trig function differentiation and integration, and also worked on first order differential equations (mostly separable). I emphasized strategies for tackling both kinds of problems."
"After going over her homework with the student and helping her to understand the corrections that needed to be made - some in writing and some in math fractions, we worked mostly today in the subject of math. Using checkers and grid paper, we reviewed how to use arrays to understand addition concepts and then began to use arrays to understand multiplication concepts. We then worked on understanding that multiplication is just "repeated addition." We also practiced using addition to check our answers from subtraction problems and then practiced using subtraction to check our answers from addition problems - helping her to understand that they are just inverse operations. We then worked with fractions again, including both improper fractions and mixed numbers - and always using pictures and objects to reinforce the concepts. Today I introduced the concepts of line segments and shapes; the basis of what will become geometry. We worked with many different types of polygons - squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, octagons. The homework I left her covers all of the concepts we worked on today. She has handouts, grid paper, the checkers, and has even been asked to do a drawing assignment related to the line segments and shapes. Once again, hoping to make the learning of these foundational concepts fun. She is a very bright girl, and a joy to work with."
"Today the student worked on subtracting two digit numbers as well as working with word problems using subtraction. She also worked on adding three double digit numbers and working with word problems using this concept as well. She also practiced finding how much two items would cost using addition as well as finding the difference in prices between two items. I gave her some addition problems to complete for the next session. She did very well on all of these concepts and was able to apply these concepts to word problems easily."
"We did the review for his upcoming midterm exam this week. It covered the following topics: operations of complex numbers, evaluate functions, factoring polynomials, discriminant - number of zeros- type of zeros, transformations of quadratic functions, even and odd functions- their graphs, zeros and multiplicities of the zeros, end behaviors of polynomial functions, word problems, factoring polynomials, and dividing polynomials."