Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In the session, we went over old practice problems from AP Calc AB exams. We worked through a number of problems together, and I felt that after working through, the student really understood these concepts."
"We began with an extended word problem about heart rate and blood flow that required the student to convert between various units. She often knew what numbers to use in multiplication. After that we did a number of practice problems involving ratios. I showed her how to convert between units using fractions, as well as how to cross-multiply when working with equivalent proportions. We finished up with a review of percentages, which had been a subject during our first tutoring session. She was at first unsure what to do, but once I helped with one problem (converting the percentage to a decimal and then multiplying by whatever number she was trying to find the percentage of), she was able to complete the rest. She made some decimal errors with the multiplication, but she was able to correct her mistakes in the end."
"The student and I reviewed her homework on graphing sin and cos functions. She understood it very well and didn't have any errors. She knew how to find the amplitude, period, frequency, and units, and was able to correctly graph them on the graph paper. We also did a bit of review for the quiz which would be on Thursday. We reviewed reference angle, coterminal angles, sin, cos and tan of quadrantile angles and the cosecant, secant, and cotangent functions. She did a great job with all of them and didn't show any signs of problems with those concepts. She should be ready for her quiz on Thursday."
"The student and I did more reviewing for the state assessment. We went over some questions that were incomplete on her review book and a couple of review worksheets she had. I believe she does well with multiple-choice questions because she can quickly eliminate bad answer choices. In one question, she was able to recognize that there was a tricky answer choice, so I was glad that she is not only aware of them, but also that she recognized one."
"We worked on power, Taylor, and Maclaurin series, and the relationship between all three. We did some examples from each, and talked about what they mean. I stressed writing out some terms from a series if manipulating it into the proper form is proving difficult. The student indicated that he had trouble with multiple-choice questions in calculus, so we plan to work on that when we start reviewing next week."
"This session was focused on making up work that the student's teacher allowed her to make up still. We worked on circles, similar triangles, and identifying the theorem that would make a triangle similar. It was based on concepts that we have focused on previously. She had worksheets and book work. We got through all the bookwork and most of the worksheets. She said she would work on the rest of the work on her own to hand in on Friday."