Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over how to solve systems of equations using elimination and substitution today. The student showed improvement in factoring quadratic equations."
"I tutored the student on ratios and proportions for the two-hour period today. By the end of the session, he demonstrated that he was able to solve the problems correctly."
"The student stated that one of her goals is to get some extra points by doing problems in front of the class, but that she needs more understanding with the material before she does so. She explained that she had mostly understood the material done in the first several weeks of class, but would like to review them. We first studied a problem involving one substitution. We created a step by step process to describe how to do the substitution, and created several flashcards with derivatives and integrals of important functions, as well as the properties of logs and some other items. After we finished looking at one substitution, we went onto Integration by Parts, or a two-part substitution. Having now understood the one part substitution, going onto IBP was easier to understand. We did two classic sample problems of IBP. One was a one step IBP, and the other was a two step IBP, in which the substitution had to be made twice (because the first resulting integral was no simpler, but no more complex than the previous integral) then the terms could be combined to find the answer. Next, we went on to solving the integrals of inverse trigonometry problems. We also discussed substitutions for each of these problems, to simplify what is under the integral before solving it. We concluded the class by looking at integration tables to solve integrals. Substitutions still need to be made and the derivatives of those substitutions should still be plugged into the integral for dx. The student and I scheduled another appointment for two days later, on Thursday."
"The student worked on her math homework, which was on fractions and percentages. She seems to really grasp the concept and only rarely needed my help to solve a problem. Next, we worked on reading. She is really enjoying her book and we ended up finishing it together."
"The student is a very bubbly, high-spirited young lady. We started with a quick multiples of 10 which she is great at. We moved on to place value of whole numbers and decimals. She struggled at first, but caught on quick. We continued with that for the remainder of the session."
"The student has big exam tomorrow. We reviewed the exam review sheets her teacher gave to her. She worked on them after school, but she wanted to go over the word problems with me. We reviewed 5 basic ratio problems, 4 word problems, and 5 adding/subtracting fraction problems. She said that math was easy and that word problems are getting easier. Her mother is thrilled to hear it and thinks we work well together as a team. She said her daughter has a new, better attitude, and we will continue to build her confidence."