Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I spent a little time with him going over limits and the basic principles of what limits are and how to solve them. He seemed to understand the concepts well after going through some examples together. The rest of the time was spent with him reviewing ratios of common triangles for his upcoming quiz. We went through several example problems together to help him practice the concepts. He seemed more comfortable solving these problems by the end of the session."
"We reviewed the first half of chapter 6 - symmetry of functions, reflection across the x or y axis, horizontal shift and vertical shift. I have not seen any scores/grades yet as this was our first session reviewing pre-calculus material. We reviewed some examples and then did some practice problems together. She seems to understand the material very well. I left her with some practice problems for these three sections to complete for our next meeting."
"She took her AP Psych test earlier today. We finally the beginning of matrix math. We started with the determinant of 2x2 and 3x3 matrices. Cramer's rule relates the solution of linear equations to determinant expressions. I really enjoy teaching this section and she quickly got the hang of it. We ended by multiplying simple matrices."
"Went over properties of logarithms. The student had little trouble understanding the material and breezed through the practice I supplied him. Was able to solve the problems in his textbook with little assistance."
"The student and I spent the session preparing for her test on Wednesday. It dealt mainly with limits and the multiple ways to find the limit, including direct substitution, graphing, dividing, rationalizing, and finding the derivative. We did a few practice problems of each type and she understood all of them fairly well. We also did a few problems involving how to use integrals to find the area under a curve. She is going to keep studying on her own and should do well on her test."
"The student and I reviewed the material from his latest quiz, how to graph the three conics, hyperbolas, parabolas, and ellipses. With the help of an example as well as the formulas at hand, he did not have any problems identifying all of the important components to the graphs of the conics, the foci, vertices, asymptotes. He also worked on the rotated conics section which was not included on the last test. He had already began the homework, so he was already familiar with the set up, finding the degree of rotation and then eliminating the xy variable. He worked on enough of the homework to understand how to set up the subsequent problems on his own."