Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered scientific notation and operations involving scientific notation, volumes of cones, cylinders, reflecting images across axes, solving for a variable in an equation, and a few word problems involving algebra as well. Overall, the student catches on quickly and is doing well."
"After the conversation about our goals for tutoring moving forward, I found out what content the student was starting in his math class. In particular, I showed the student a few applications of the basic ideas he's learned in class, and presented it as a, "What patterns can we find in this situation?" and "Where could this be going in a new direction?" type of task. The big content focus was finding missing angle measures in new-looking systems, and finding the familiar in novel problems. The result was being able to find the sum of interior angles inside convex polygons. My challenge to the student before the next session was to find a polygon that "breaks" the pattern we discovered."
"We looked at a lesson on surface integrals and flux in the student's book since she had missed class, establishing the formulas needed to work through her problems. We then looked over her online homework on the same material. She struggled the most with the problems that had vague parameters, which we will work on next time."
"We did a discussion-based assessment on Taylor series and power series. We talked about the basic formulas for those series and also what a Taylor series means. We graphed some problems just to have an idea of what we were looking at, and briefly went over finding minima and maxima using derivatives."
"The student has her calculus exam on Friday. Before our session today, she sent me a list of concepts she was struggling with. I came up with practice problems on those concepts and went over them today with her. The problems covered area between curves, volume of solids, and volume of solids of rotation using the disc, washer, and shell methods. I will continue reviewing with her in our last session on Thursday."
"We continued working with inequalities. Specifically, we focused on solving and graphing inequalities. I think the student got the hang of solving and graphing, and making mistakes wasn't so much of an issue. After finishing the inequality worksheet, we did some problems that covered some previous material that covered parallel and perpendicular equations. She had no trouble remembering this stuff."