Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over trigonometric identities involving Pythagorean identities. We are working on avoiding simple errors. We also reviewed the graphs of the special trig functions."
"The student and I focused on algebra 2 in order to prepare for his quiz this week. We first spent a little time on direct and inverse variation. We then reviewed graphing rational functions of polynomials. He is going to study the problems that we covered today so that he can memorize all the important information."
"We covered finding volume using integration, the disk method and the Washer method. We did practice problems covering volumes revolving around the x and y axis and other lines to prepare for the student's quiz tomorrow."
"We focused on her homework over surface area of cones and pyramids. Then I reviewed with her for surface area over rectangular prisms, cylinders, cones, and spheres. After that, we had a mini formula quiz, and she did very well."
"Today I met the student and got to know about his current math class, his academic and long-term goals. We also worked on Algebra 2, specifically simplifying expressions with radicals and working to solve equations and involving radicals and exponents. I felt that we communicated well and he seemed very happy with how the session went."
"During this session the student and I discussed his calculus class. We did a short overview of the subject in addition to looking at particular problems. He has a nice grasp on the basic techniques and concepts."
"In our session, the student and I covered quadratics (solving for roots, vertices, etc.) and radical exponents. I left her with my notes and a short worksheet that she could work on if she wanted to."
"In this lesson, we worked on the student's homework covering horizontal asymptotes and limits at infinity. Then the next session was on the intermediate value theorem. She was getting better understanding of all of it by the end, and with a little more practice on her own, she will have it all down. She seems to know the course, as she has some very solid foundations and is not confused by any of the concepts. In the last 5-10 minutes, we previewed the next chapter on derivatives."
"Today we went over differentiation using negative exponents and finding the tangent line to a curve using a given point. We completed her homework for the week and I believe the student has a better understanding of what these questions are asking her. I also gave her some insight on what should be coming up next in her classes, the chain rule and possible double derivatives so she won't be seeing it for the first time in class."
"Today we covered topics relating to his project, reviewed for a quiz, as well as for his upcoming midterm. Most subjects dealt with chain rule derivatives. In general, the student has been more able to articulate what the meanings of the answers he gets are. We walked through the part of the graph in depth, and will do so again next session."
"Tonight the student and I continued our discussion about derivatives, which included looking into higher derivatives. The student has a test coming up next week so we took a look at some homework questions he had been assigned that are similar problems to what will be on the test. We tackled a few difficult problems, one of which we will be re-visiting, but we took our time and approached the problems carefully, and I made sure to reference previous learned formulas/definitions to help with the understanding."
"Tonight I lectured the student on applications for implicit differentiation. She had several problems she wanted to go over. We finished the questions she wanted to go over, and made plans to cover any questions she has next time, also."