Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed central limit theorem, z-score, assumptions, and hypothesis deduction. The student understood concepts and was able to apply them easily. She will do well."
"In this session, we covered more of the algebra study guide to earn the extra credit for his final. The student did well in most of the concepts, especially since they were earlier in the year."
"The student has a chemistry final this Tuesday, an algebra II quiz on Thursday, and her algebra II final on the following Thursday. We spent the majority of today's session reviewing for the algebra II quiz and exam, and our studies focused mainly on parabolic motion and quadratic equations. We practiced completing the square, using the quadratic equation, solving for the x- and y-intercepts, putting given equations into the standard quadratic form, finding corresponding points, and graphing the functions. There was also considerable time dedicated to finding the maximum area with the least cost for fencing in several kinds of word problems. In these problems, a system of equations had to be created using the given information and the various variables solved for in order to find the minimum or maximums or vertex of the function(s). She, once again, worked very hard to complete her review and homework, and she only experienced slight difficulties when it came to the system of equations in the word problems. She seemed to do better when we worked on a way to outline and highlight the given information in such a way that the equations write themselves. If she follows the methods outlined, then she will be successful at writing the correct equations, and she knows how to solve the equations after this point. I am very proud of how hard she is working on her studies."
"We continued going over the disc and washer method for finding volume today. The student seemed to have a much better handle on it by the end of the session and was doing many of the problems without much help at all."
"The student has gone through u substitution. We went over this concept and did some problems with trig. I showed her a different way to look at substitution that I think is easier. I assigned her 6 problems to do from the book and a table of antiderivatives and integrals to copy down."
"The student and I covered how to find volumes of revolution with one function and later, bound by 2 functions. I gave him guidance on the first few problems and worked with him on the others. I also gave him extensive notes on how to solve these types of problems and what to look for. I spent a long time helping him visualize what a cross section would look like on several problems, since he was having the most trouble with this step in solving these types of problems. He seemed to grasp this topic much better than at the beginning of our session together."