Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student got a perfect score on his conic sections quiz! Today we covered one last assignment on constructing conic equations to wrap up the unit; although he was a little confused at first, he picked up on my explanations immediately. We finished a little early, so I took a moment to supplement the lesson with a some information on degenerate conics."
"The student and I reviewed the material from his class in preparation for his midterm. Topics covered included arithmetic/geometric sequences and series, logarithmic and exponential functions, and binomial expansion."
"We covered a variety of problems involving integration using trig substitutions. The most difficult part is figuring out which trig identities to use, but the student is getting much better with practice. He's in good shape, but any extra practice and review of identities in his own time would be helpful."
"The student and I worked on a worksheet involving the sine law. There were 3 word problems at the end, and she didn't seem to have a problem with it. She needed a bit of guidance at first with how to get started on the problems, but she understood the material pretty well!"
"We went over various topics including t tests, z tests, normal distribution, probability testing, etc., in preparation for the student's exam. She is currently taking practice exams to prepare for her AP test."
"Went over the student's class notes from Chapters 13 and 14, since that is what her test will cover this Thursday. Chapter 13 was over trigonometric functions, as well as the law of sines and cosines. Chapter 14 went over the identity functions and graphs of sin and cosine. We then discussed her homework for the weekend, which was 1 problem based on sin and cosine."
"This session was driven completely by the needs shown on the student's practice final. We covered a number of topics including solving of inequalities, solving radical problems, symmetry, and the equations of circles."
"Wednesday is the student's AP BC calculus exam, so today we focused on those topics with which he was less comfortable. These included implicit differentiation, radius of convergence, qualifying trajectory using derivatives, and related rates. Common to all of these were application of the product rule and chain rule, so the student got a lot of practice with these tools. I'm sure he's going to study hard for this exam, and I trust that he'll do well. He knows his stuff."
"We began the session by reviewing graded free responses. We went through the ones on which she received particularly low scores. She also had a list of questions she wanted to review. We went through volume, cross sectional areas, and the relationships between a function, the first derivative, and the second derivative. It was our last session because she is taking the exam on Wednesday."
"The student and I met for a session of Algebra 2 tutoring. In this session we reviewed for an upcoming test on polynomials. We reviewed both types of division, as well as finding the roots of a polynomial. He seems to have an understanding of all the concepts, though he did have to look at his notes at times to find the answers."
"During this session, we went over the student's quiz and completed a homework assignment. The quiz asked questions that involved interpreting a derivative in terms of the quantities represented. The questions tested the conceptual understanding of the derivative concept. The homework question involved Riemann sums and integration. It gave a table of values and asked for the slope between two points. It then asked for an average value of the function using the trapezoidal rule."
"We went over the 2nd part of the student's exam review. We went over scale ratios and using them to solve for x. We also went over translations of graphs. Example: if a triangle had certain vertices and you moved it 3 down and 4 to the right, what are the new vertices?"