Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the last two problems of the an old Free Response Test slowly and carefully, so the student could attempt to answer the question independently. Then, I had her do the another old Free Response Test in a simulation of the real exam, except each question was allotted 10 minutes (with the exception of #4). Afterwards, we went through each question, where I indicated her strengths and weaknesses in the comprehension and execution of Calculus. Although she did well in the first semester of AP Calculus AB, it seems that she has not retained the information. More basic skills (e.g., deriving with division, switching between x(t), v(t), and a(t)) are difficult for her. The past few sessions we've been recalling and using these skills, so hopefully her knowledge will return and persist. We will also continue a review of these specific topics in the coming sessions. She has improved in her reading and understanding the questions asked, but she needs to remember and be comfortable with the past concepts she has learned in order to tackle each problem quickly and efficiently. Again, we will review these past concepts in the coming weeks."
"We completed math homework covering area. We also worked on social studies reading and note taking for answering questions on a worksheet about ancient Athens and Sparta."
"The student and I did a little chemistry first (we worked on the ideal gas law) and then we moved on to math and worked on simplifying rational expressions."
"For this session, the student and I went over his practice problems for his upcoming test. These problems included multiplying, adding and subtracting, as well as dividing rational numbers and simplifying radicals. He knew the concepts of how to solve the problems. We practiced additional problems to ensure he simplified and watched his signs. We also practiced problems using the Pythagorean Theorem and different examples of Pythagorean triples. He fully understood this area of his review. At the end of the session I suggested to his parents to go over a few more problems with him and made him remember to watch his signs when he does his calculations."
"The student is very smart. We reviewed material regarding transforming functions, graphing functions, and finding domain, range, limits, maximums, minimums, and holes of graphs. We went over her review sheet and also checked over her homework. We also practiced reverse functions - how to find their x/y values and how to graph them alongside the original function. She did a great job!"
"The student and I worked through problems from her book that she was having trouble understanding. She is taking well to the material and should be in a good place as long as her comfort level with abstraction keeps increasing, the theorems and proofs are her most frequently missed exercises or points of concern."