Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student will have a quiz over exponential and logarithmic functions tomorrow, so we talked about their asymptotes and how to graph them. He has begun solving basic functions with logarithms and exponentials. He seems comfortable with it, and I just had to show him how to work logarithms with fractional bases and how to find extraneous solutions."
"During our time, we reviewed exponential functions and exponent rules. We ran through several iterations of this problem type in the form of his problem sets and some custom problems I generated. I believe he has a good grasp of the concepts now. Good job!"
"We covered 1/3 of the midterm review materials. The student has good foundations in math. The midterm seems to be covering a broad range of topics that dated back to last semester. We practice concepts he had learned in the past. He has a very positive attitude towards the materials and has impressive calculation ability. I suggested to his parents that he take some time during spring break to walk through the rest of the materials to make sure that he covers all previous concepts."
"We covered various topics on the student's review sheet. We mostly covered the rules of logarithms, graphing exponential and logarithmic functions and their derivatives, finding local mins and maxes as well as extremes, and different optimization problems. I also had her answer certain problems on her review sheet to make sure she had a good overall understanding of the material for the exam then corrected/ taught her when she did not know what to do or answered incorrectly; we also touched on an Excel project she has due this upcoming week. We then talked about what she had difficulty with overall throughout the semester, and I have made problems relating to those topics for her to try for us to go over next time we meet. I will find out how she did on the exam next time I see her."
"The student wanted to go over his review before his test. Some concepts included creating graphs from a function, derivatives, concavity, and derivative graphs. He was having the most trouble with making the graphs from the functions. So, we went over the steps that he needed to take to plot them using the critical points from the first and second derivatives. Overall, he seemed prepared for the test; he just needed someone to help him refresh a bit on the material."
"The student was having difficulty with related rates in her Calculus course. We started the session going over her recent quiz and finding better ways to attack the problems. We then worked on a practice set of problems given by her teacher, which she did very well with! The last part of our session covered particle motion problems, at which she is very skilled!"