Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed a previous test for corrections. The student revealed that last chapter test results were hindered due to the student not having a calculator that resulted in an incomplete test and a failing grade. On the bright side, his past two quizzes have been A's. In addition, we discussed how to work through an issue of not having a calculator to be more successful in test taking. We also conducted practice on how to define slope with two variable data and residuals. We concluded with a preview and discussion of terms and concepts of the next chapter in course syllabus chapter 10."
"We started to review for the student's test on Wednesday of next week, and we went over the graded assignments she received from her teacher. She also completed the homework she was assigned. We also previewed the last section of the chapter, so she will have a basic understanding of the section before her teacher teaches the material."
"We completed the student's review sheet for her upcoming test. The questions dealt with probabilities (and, or) and sample spaces."
"The student completed her math and state history homework. She understands the material very well. I suggested that she continue her study of complex English vocabulary so that she can be ready for the college entrance exams."
"We discussed addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of polynomial expressions. The student will be practicing problems on her own and let me know of any problems during the next session. The student was more confident and understood the concepts by the end of this session. I'll be meeting her again tomorrow to go over exponents."
"The student and I began with a continuation of our discussion of linear approximations. We worked on some problems that give us different pieces of the "equation" f(x) ~ f(a) + f'(a)(x-a). I gave him a preview to how this will figure into the Taylor series later on. We also talked about using concavity to determine whether an estimate is greater or less than the actual value. If a function is concave up, then linear estimates will be less than actual values, and the reverse is true for concave down. We also saw how using the equation for the tangent line is an equivalent process to using the above formula. In fact, the above formula can be obtained from manipulating the point-slope form of the equation for the tangent line. We finished by talking about exponents and logs. I payed special attention to how the derivative of ln(x) can be used to make substitutions in integrals."