Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we reviewed combination and probability problems. The student had some issues with breaking down exactly what some questions were asking and where to begin, but with a nudge in the right direction she was then able to figure most things out on her own. The student was also attentive throughout the session and showed a desire to learn the material."
"The student and I worked on solving for arc lengths, central angles, and radii. We also found the area of sectors. He seemed to do pretty well with this. A point we discussed a lot was whether or not the length was in radians or degrees. We also came up with a way to remember which number goes on top when converting from degrees to radians and radians to degrees."
"The student and I went through a thorough review of graphing functions of varying degrees for his final project. He seemed very rusty with graphing, so I have him a step by step method to sketching graphs of any function based on end behavior and intercepts. After many examples, he got comfortable with the idea and I saw him remembering more and more of what he'd already learned. We also covered transformations, which confused him a little at first since we had come off of the step by step method we had been using. However I left him with all out session notes clearly labeled step by step which he'll study and refer to for his project."
"This session focused on using the limit definition to find the derivative of a given function. The student had a difficult time at first understanding how to use the formula. But once explained, she was able to correctly apply it to the problems. This is a complicated procedure, but with practice, she'll be doing it quickly and accurately the first time around. The main thing I noticed is that she needs to be careful with her +/- signs. With such a long formula/equation it is easy to miss a negative sign. But as long as she carefully checks her work, she'll have it down."
"We reviewed the topics of using the product, chain, and quotient rules to obtain derivatives of a function. While the student has a good grasp of the material, she occasionally had a little trouble applying more than one rule at a time. With some additional guidance and practice, however, she was able to perform the manipulation easily. I've enjoyed my time with her, and I am sure she will be well prepared for her test next week."
"The student and I worked on preparing for his pre-calculus and physics tests. It is always a pleasure to work with him. I think he has good, solid grasp of both subjects, and is very dedicated to figuring out the material (and problems) in the way that best suits him. Thank you!"