Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over some questions she had on a practice test she was doing. The problems had to do with the integrals of inverse functions. We went over what the integrals are, and when to use them."
"Reviewed completing the square for hyperbolas. I again emphasized the importance of working methodically, making sure to show all work, even if it takes an entire page. The student does well when he follows this procedure, but is prone to error if he skips steps, or does steps in his head. He needs to drill himself to follow this approach -- it typically results in him getting problems correct."
"The student and I discussed the material she's been working on in class: decimal numbers. She communicated clearly what she understood so far, and that she still wanted help with writing decimals in expanded form. We practiced identifying place values, writing decimals in both expanded form and as mixed numbers, and completing number operations with decimal numbers. She catches on fairly quickly, and would benefit from more practice with these concepts -- maybe some practical application problems such as word problems dealing with money, etc. -- so that she can begin to solve the problems systematically and consistently. I also noticed that she is already in the habit of fully writing out the math problems she's given, which will serve her very well throughout her education, and especially as she's learning these fundamental concepts."
"Today we reviewed the student's homework, which required him to draw a diagram to solve math word problems. We also worked on and he understood the concept of comparing fractions and understanding what makes fractions equivalent."
"In reviewing for the AP test, we discussed some free response questions that required the trapezoidal rule and average value theorem. The student has a very strong understanding of integration and derivative techniques."
"We reviewed how to factor and simplify polynomial equations. After covering strategies for how to approach these problems, we went over a number of practice problems. The student has a good understanding of the material. With more practice, she will gain a solid feel for the values that most likely will factor any given polynomial equation. Overall, it was a great session."