Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on Chapter 10 in her textbook, and we focused on factoring and the quadratic equation. She showed a pretty strong understanding of the material."
"In this session, the pupil and I covered part of her final-exam review: long division, synthetic division, finding zeros, and end behavior. She was active and showed good understanding of the material. We answered several problems so she could go over the solutions when she studies the next part of the review."
"We reviewed chapters 1-3 (basic algebra knowledge) with his online class materials. He remembers most of his basic algebra 1 -- he is able to solve two-variable systems of equations -- but needs to study algebra 2 material more."
"The student and I first studied for her Algebra exam. She worked through a few word problems that were on a past test. I then gave her additional word problems to work on, which she was able to solve successfully. We then worked on editing her English essay that was due on Friday."
"This session was a review for the final exam in calculus. We took the majority of the time to go over her previous tests and to re-work any problems that she had missed to make sure she understood whatever she hadn't before. We went over all of the tests from the semester, including derivatives, uses of derivatives, antiderivatives and integration."
"The student and I reviewed for her final exam tonight, looking over conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse functions, quadratic equations, and trigonometry. She remembered most of the concepts on her own."
"The student and I went over the rest of chapter 7 and worked through the first part of chapter 8 for his extra credit assignment. The topics included solving more systems of equations (2-3 lines), graphing inequalities, and working on simplifying (mult, add, sub, divide) all kinds of rational expressions. He needs to finish this by Tuesday and it will be great additional practice for his final as well. We will continue reviewing for his final and he is able to use a "cheat sheet" as well that will be useful."
"We discussed trigonometry more in-depth today by discussing how to find missing sides and angles. She learned this in class on Tuesday; however, she had difficulty understanding the topic. We also went over her homework which was to evaluate all 6 trig functions from a triangle. After we discussed the first three problems and the relationships, she was able to complete the assignment on her own. For the last 15-20 min, we did a quick review of simplifying radical and rational expressions and identifying different levels of conics. They are reviewing for the semester final this week."
"We spent 45 mins on Thursday working on free-response problems together, covering parametric derivatives and integration. In this session, we spent 1.5 hr to continue working on BC free-response problems, including problems on Maclaurin series, finding Riemann sums, and polar coordinates and using vector integrations to find average speed."
"Yesterday, we reviewed units 1-4 of the information that would be covered on his final. Once I explained everything, he was able to complete the remaining problems in each section with no problem. His last tutor explained everything up to unit 6 and that was helpful in preparing him for finals. His biology exam is to cover ecology. We will be meeting Wednesday and Thursday to tie up loose sends for biology and algebra."
"We covered using L'Hopital's rule to find the limit of functions, analyzing functions and modification of functions, Euler's identity, Taylor series expansion of select functions, and related rates. There were no grades, but she said she understood related rates better after going over it. I left her with the remaining problems of her exam review and have no other concerns for her progress at this time."
"The student has some homework assignments that she wanted to complete with me, since she feels a little lost with some of the material. The first part of the homework covered vertices (finding them using both the vertex formula and setting the equation to vertex form), and then it moved on to polynomials using radicals. We continued to working with zeros/roots using both real and imaginary numbers. By the end, she seemed to be doing pretty well. Again, she has a very good understanding of dividing polynomials and using synthetic division. She has the potential to do well. She scored a 92 on her exam last week over the previous material."