Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met for the first time. She shared her past tutoring experiences and recent courses she's taken as pre-med requirements. She acknowledged that she thought she would have to work very hard for this class. We began from the beginning, following her textbook as a guide, which seemed to put her at ease. We started with basics and how to work with fractions and simplify expressions. We did a lot of practice problems using exponent rules. She seemed to remember and pick up the information quickly, and gained confidence the more problems she did. She is going to do some more practice problems (her textbook has a detailed solutions key) before our next session. We will pick up where we left off."
"Today, the student and I reviewed for his final exam, re-covering binomial expansion and probability, vector composition, identifying and graphing conic sections, and estimating slope. When we finished, he was much more confident about his exam."
"The student worked through homework problems regarding second derivatives. The problems were looking at concavity, utilizing the 2nd derivative to determine whether a function is concave up or concave down and also using a sign pattern of the 2nd derivative to determine points of inflection. She did fine with the material."
"Today we covered how to graph trig functions for the most of our time. I think covering material from early in the semester was challenging, but his memory of how to do these problems improved as our session went on. Tomorrow we will cover more topics that will show up on his final exam"
"We reviewed sequences, including summation notation and recursive sequences. She seemed to understand the concepts and will benefit from continued practice. She also worked on her optics homework for physics, and I showed her strategies, including re-drawing diagrams and determining where the normal line would be."
"In this session we covered the domain and range for inverse trigonometric functions. The student has not seen this material before so this was also an introduction to inverse trigonometric functions. At first she was a little mixed up by how the axis switch between a function and its inverse and also why each function and its inverse had specific domains and ranges. But after drawing the graphs of the trigonometric functions and analyzing them she was able to understand these concepts."