Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Alternating series and conditional convergence, power series and sequence trickery, and how to quickly 'see' the answers to hard problems."
"The student went over her take-home AP Calculus AB final. She understands the general concepts, but makes small errors because of going over the question too quickly. We will meet again on Friday to work on the concepts that are more difficult for her to understand (e.g., recognizing inverse trig functions, reading graphs of a function, and the first and second derivatives of the function), but I stressed to her that she must check over her work meticulously in order to be successful."
"We reviewed the slides for lesson 4.10, which covered theoretical and experimental probability and the law of big numbers. The lesson also covered the concept of false positives and false negatives. He took the 4.10 quiz and got a 5 out of 5. He needs to take the unit test for probability, but he wanted to wait until Monday to do that. We used the last 15 minutes for him to do another assignment for his literature class. This assignment covered analyzing documents. It presented a passage and an associated question. He did a really great job. He understood what the passages were presenting and answered the questions appropriately. He got a 9 out of 10 on the assignment."
"We went over how to use the power rule to solve integration problems. We also used the rules for integration of the inverse trig functions. The student struggled the most with remembering how to differentiate some of the functions he had been exposed to last semester. He seemed like he understood exactly what his issues were and was motivated to fix it. I said he should go back and look at how to differentiate some of the functions he has forgotten about. Once he gets those back into memory these problems will no longer be an issue for the student."
"Today the student and I reviewed for his test, which included simplifying expressions involving radicals and exponents, graphing root x and cube root x equations, and working with the composition of functions. He has made tremendous strides, particularly in working with the composition of functions. I felt like he really understood it and could do it with a variety of problems."
"The student and I worked on a review assignment for her quiz on factoring polynomials and determining graph behavior. Once we clarified the effects of multiplicity of roots on graph behavior, she had a good grasp of the material. We spent the last 30 minutes of the session reviewing chemistry for an upcoming test on limiting reagents and percent yields. She was proficient at determining limiting reagent and yields."