Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on reviewing for her test on Friday. She did really well with law of sines and cosines. Really proud of her focus lately."
"Today we covered the topics of local maximum, local minimum, and concavity. Progress was noted with the student in that she did not have any issues on her last exam. The student also has additional online problems and past examples to help her with practicing. Overall, I felt the student is doing well. Next time, we will be applying the first and second derivative tests to word problems (I.e. minimizing/maximizing revenue)."
"We reviewed log rules and talked a little about continuous compounding and effective interest rates. We then went over DNA replication for AP Biology. We went through his notes and added where necessary."
"We went over rational functions. We went over how to find asymptotes of rational functions, both horizontal and vertical, and how to determine the end behavior of functions. We also went over how to generally graph rational functions using available information. We also went over a review of previous algebra concepts. Overall, the student seems to be well caught up on the current class material, but could use some more review of the previous concepts."
"Today we discussed the characteristics of functions. During our time together, we looked over the classifications of continuity for functions, identifying the domain, range, and asymptotes of functions, which led us into a discussion of limits. We focused primarily on examples where there was the necessity of distinguishing between the different types of discontinuities present. The end of the session was primarily spent on talking about composition of functions and operations of functions."
"I covered substitution, elimination, slope, and word problems with the student using worksheets. She indicated she was currently learning elimination in school and could use extra practice, so that was what we covered first until she became comfortable. The slope and substitution problems were review for her as those subjects were covered prior. We then went on to cover word problems to help her understand applied math in every day situations."
"We reviewed for the student's exam tomorrow on radicals. We worked on problems solving for x by both completing the square and using the quadratic formula. The student needs only a little clarification on the material; he's very bright and able to understand concepts once laid out."
"The student had math homework, which included writing algebraic equations and formulas, perimeter and area, and graphing. She seemed to understand the concepts."
"The student and I went over his exam from Friday. After reviewing his test, we moved onto completing the square and solving quadratic equations. He caught onto to it quickly and was able to solve problems on his own by the end. Overall, a productive session!"
"Today we looked over worksheets the student brought from class to prepare for her final and her re-tests. We went through some of them together. Topics included AA, SAS, and SSS similar triangle proofs and then algebra to determine measurements for proportional triangles. We moved on to coordinate geometry and determination of quadrilaterals, including rise/run measurement of slope to ensure parallel lines. She continues to be a hard-working student with a positive attitude."
"The student and I spent the session reviewing the topics introduced to her calculus class last week. This included product, quotient, and chain rule, as well as the introduction to deriving trig functions. She became more adept at recognizing which rules to use and how to simplify after taking the derivative by the end of the session."
"The student and I went over the concepts of dividing polynomials. She had homework to work on, so we did several exercises. Overall, she still knows how to solve the problems and finish them. There are no concerns from this session."