Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student received a 100% on his most recent quiz as he seems to be grasping the concept very well. Today we focused on the assigned sections and homework for 1.5-1.7 which included problems from the same sections as last time; this time he was assigned the even numbered exercises. A good portion of the problems focused on finding the limit using direct substitution. Furthermore, in the exercises where the mentioned method doesn't work initially, he did very well in simplifying the function by factoring, rationalizing the numerator, etc., in order to get it into a form where he can use direct substitution. Few of the problems focused on one-sided limits, and showing if the limit of a function exists or not."
"In this session, the student and I covered direct variation. I showed him how to figure out if two variables have direct variation from a table or given coordinate points and values. We even worked on how to derive a direct variation equation from word problems."
"The student was working on advanced binomial distribution. She had been taught the FOIL method, and could implement it, but occasionally skipped a term. I showed her another way to think about the order to be sure that she had calculated all pairs. We discussed integer subtraction - a common error in algebra. I gave her a different way of thinking about integer subtraction - using the inverse of the operation and signs - so that she would only have to do addition. We ended the lesson with factoring. She expressed interest at doing partial factoring, so I showed her how to factor in smaller chunks when she did not know the greatest common factor."
"In this session the student and I primarily focused on partial fractions and then did 2 advanced problems in integration by parts at the end to make sure he was retaining the information."
"We went over subtracting mixed numbers and decimals. He seems to understand them. We will begin working on what he is seeing in class and doing calculations with decimals."
"We did a review over the concepts of limits, how to pull out common factors to simplify an expression in order to apply the limit. We went over concepts where square roots can be separated under certain circumstances and cancelling out common terms. I gave the student practice problem related to material."