Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the new stuff the student has learned - Quartiles, box and whisker plots, scatter plots, correlation coefficients, histograms, and parallel lines cut by a transversal. He is still doing very well, and often just needs the reassurance that he is doing things correctly."
"Reviewed two packets on linear equations and graphing, as well as measures of central tendencies. He seemed to comfortably answer my questions based on the steps of the problems. Still have to review exponential equations and systems of equations."
"We finished the student's homework very quickly, then did prep for the quiz on Friday (since we're not meeting Thursday). We got quite a bit of prep in, he looks really good. I left three sets of homework as further prep. He's to do one set on each tonight, Wednesday, and Thursday night."
"The student and I completed our final review for his Algebra exam. I feel that he has a strategy for approaching the expected questions. He recently took an in-class test, and he missed problems that I feel should be easy for him. Overall, I feel that he is prepared."
"The student is currently working on topics involving integration by parts. We worked through several homework problems of varying complexity involving powers, logarithms and trig functions. I left a copy of my notes from the session and tried to stress the importance of understanding the method more than memorizing various basic integrals as most have been cataloged in tables."
"On this day, the student and I worked on an assignment she had for the last chapter of the quarter. She did very well and we agreed to begin preparing for her final starting with our next session. I am billing for 90 minutes on this session which includes 30 minutes from May 5th and 60 minutes from May 19. I look forward to helping the student get prepped for finals!"
"The student has several outcomes to work through for math, so we worked through two of them with trig. We also worked on a project together with compound interest. She had to hold a monthly payment constant. And then calculate the difference in overall interest, and constant interest. She also had to calculate how long it took to pay something off."
"Today, the student and I covered derivatives. We specifically reviewed the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule. In order to note progress in him, I made him practice some exercises. After practicing more exercises using the chain rule, he was able to solve the exercises by himself. I left some homework for him so that he can practice some chain rule and quotient rule in one."
"Today we reviewed derivatives for the student's test. I taught the chain rule, product rule, quotient rule, and sum rule. We also went over limits and continuity. I was excited for his test today!"
"We went over exponential growth and decay functions today, including how to shift them and significant asymptotes. We also went over trigonometry, though this time it was focused on graphing and significant features, and logarithms (base ten and the natural log). Composite functions were also touched on. After clarifying the definitions and practicing further, he was able to work through the problems. Most notably, he is making his work much clearer and more coherent, writing down each step as well as notes."
"Today the student and I worked on derivatives. We reviewed her homework and caught some of the problems that she was struggling with. She said that the course material was seeming easier, which is always good to hear. We worked with understanding which functions to define when using different rules. By the end of the session, she was doing well with defining the functions."
"We covered one more section of the student's current chapter from where we left off last time and then went over about half of a review for his test on Thursday. He still has class tonight and tomorrow for new material and then we are meeting again on Thursday afternoon to finish the review before his test that evening. He was starting to gain in confidence as we went along."