Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did a review of the class material in preparation for the student's upcoming chapter test. We first reviewed permutations and combinations, as well as sequences and series. We then reviewed the section involving mathematical induction, and laid out a standard procedure for proving induction problems. We also went over some concepts for the SAT II Math test involving inverse functions and polynomial factors. Overall, the student seemed to understand the material very well."
"The student and I worked on an extra credit puzzle involving matching trig functions using trig identities. We mostly worked on transforming certain trig functions into other trig functions so we could match them together. She seems to have a good grasp of how to use trig identities."
"The student worked on a per-calculus homework assignment with problems from his textbook. It was pretty complex material, but he was able to brush up on it using the book. We basically worked side-by-side on each problem until we had solved at least a few of every problem type."
"The student had several questions about her upcoming trig test on identities. Once we got past the questions, she really knew the material pretty well. There were a few connections between material she already knew and the current material that I made that I think helped her understand how to solve the problems better. She looked to be in good shape for her exam."
"The student and I went over problems involving polar coordinates. By the end of the session, she was noticeably much more confident about the material. We reviewed her homework fairly quickly, so we covered upcoming material. The student is an excellent student and has a good understanding of the material. Her area of improvement is her attention to the small details that could potentially gain her points on exams."
"We covered double integrals (and triple integrals) but in depth we looked at the average values over a region, the area, and also common pitfalls for students taking this course. The student was not so much struggling, but the student has some errors with minor sign mistakes (we missed a negative throughout the problem). Overall it was a superb lesson and we covered all the bases. I think he should be all set until next week!"
"Today with the student, we calculated surface area and volume. Though he had some difficulty visualizing 3D shapes last week when we first covered this material, he showed vast improvement today and was whizzing through the problems. I helped him work through questions from his past homework and got him started on his current homework. In addition, he continues to improve in his ability to understand and break down word problems. I reminded him to solve the problems we didn't get to today and to rewrite his formula sheet in a nice and neat manner so he can use it on the upcoming test."
"We covered logarithms -- both types -- for conversions to and from exponential forms, graphing and transformations. The student was eager and successful in understanding concepts, and she knows calculator functions for graphics utility. She handled her homework without help."
"The student and I worked through his review packet for an upcoming exam in mathematics. We reviewed and applied geometry vocabulary: corresponding angles, alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles. We also worked problems that entailed finding the equation of a line given another line that is either perpendicular or parallel to it. We also reviewed logic/truth tables and proofs involving parallel lines. Overall, he did very well."
"We went over uniform continuity. The student was able to understand the material and had little trouble working through the examples. I had him try a problem on his own, and he was able to complete it successfully without my assistance."
"The student and I began preparing for his exam on Friday by going over his recent quiz and looking over a worksheet involving rationalization of radicals and square roots in the denominator. On the worksheet, we brought up radicals from the denominator and made them rational, which he picked up on quite well. Overall, it was another great session."
"The student recently got her test back that covered one of the topics we had worked on together. She did well. We went through the problems got wrong. She recognized her mistakes, which showed strong comprehension. We then went on to discuss geometric recursive and explicit formulas. We did four examples and reviewed a worksheet. She did very well with the examples."