Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For our final session together, the student and I worked on two sample advanced practice exam booklets, and were able to complete about 75% of the material before the evening came to a close. Nearly every topic from the basic definition of a limit to the most advanced Taylor series was present. I am glad to say that for over two-thirds of the problems he needed no input from me at all. For most of the others he simply needed a nudge to remember the right test or trick to the question. At this point, there is no new material that he needs to learn, as he has covered every possible topic in his calculus book. He comes off as confident for his test. It has been a pleasure working with him and seeing him transform into an A student with improved math fundamentals. I am certain he will be successful on this exam and any future subject he puts his mind to."
"During this session, we focused on rational expressions. We looked at simplifying polynomials and then solving for the term that would make them undefined. The student did a few of the problems on his own and I went over them with him. He got most of these problems correct."
"I taught the student the binomial theorem, along with going over a lesson covering the basics of statistics such as mean, median, mode, variance, and standard deviation."
"We covered powers of 10 as well as rounding. The student seemed to get more engaged as the problems increased in difficulty. We also worked on a simplifying strategy to apply towards multiplying numbers."
"The student completed the non-calculator portion of a practice AP test. The set of questions was comprehensive of all the material learned this year. While he was rusty on some of it, he remembered the rules for taking derivatives and integrals, and with a little prompting knew the applications for the first and second derivative. Again, especially with these longer assignments, I would encourage him to prepare for our sessions by attempting to work through the material so that he can determine what concepts he still needs help with understanding and which ones he simply forgot and needs to review."
"The student is about to start her spring break, so we focused on her catching up on her online math homework. She worked on finding circumference and area of a circle and worked through complex word problems that required using the formulas to go back and forth between each of the variables."