Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Topics Covered with the student today: - Convergence using nth-root test. Progress Achieved: - Completed nth-root homework. - Began the student's series homework."
"The student and I reviewed: polynomials and zeros and how to find them. Once I explained the concepts to her she was able to get through the problems just fine on her own."
"We went over today's quiz. The problem was a four part past exam problem. It focused on finding the derivative from a table of values and Riemann Sums. There was one part that asked for an interpretation of the derivative in the context of the problem. We went over this and I had him explain it back to me. The last part of the problem focused on the relationship between integrals and derivatives. We went over a simpler example problem. I compared his quiz problem to the example in order to help him understand the quiz problem."
"Today, the student focused on her geometry assignment for today and moved ahead an assignment as preparation. She did not display much of any struggle during the session and maintained a positive, well-focused attitude the entire time. She was very patient with working through problems and finding the answer. She has a chapter (half) test next Thursday, so visiting with her next Wednesday will give us a good chance to review any areas (such as permutations) that take a little extra time to study."
"Today was the first session with the student. The main focus he indicated was generally helping with math and chemistry topics on an as-needed basis. We covered the law of sines and the law of cosines today, as well as reviewing a math test he recently took. We also took time to review how to use a calculator that he will be purchasing and will be using for math class going forward. I feel that I have a very good rapport with him and am looking forward to continuing to teach him."
"The student and I started the session with some homework problems focusing on finding similar angles, complementary angles, supplementary angles, and using this information to calculate unknown angles. He was able to do most of the problems on his own, but did need some nudges when he got off track with the problems. I was particularly pleased when he was able to solve a tricky problem with very little help from me. He still has some trouble with making sure that he answers the question that was asked, but is getting better at this. We then worked on converting word problems to equations. I asked him to do some more practice working on this type of problem, and we will need to review this in future sessions. We worked some on looking away from a problem for a few seconds when getting stuck or going off on the wrong track, and then going back to the problem again. We also worked on erasing work that went of on the wrong track so the student would not confuse himself."