Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student just needed some review of math topics covered in class. She felt like she should be able to do well on the test. We then went back and covered the main concepts to be on the test, and she should be in very good shape for that test. We ended the session with about 20 minutes of work on her physics topics. This mainly included the ideas of electric fields and the function of capacitors."
"The student's first session went very well. Today we went over area of triangles, circles, and rectangles. Then we applied that to find the volume of rectangular prisms, cylinders, and triangular prisms."
"This session was mostly a comprehensive review of the course so far (in preparation for a midterm next week). The student and I talked through two weeks of lecture slides and worked a few example problems. I suggested that he work through a problem involving expected value, standard deviation, and risk as these concepts seem central to the coursework."
"The student and I started chapter 7 today, beginning with polynomial quotients. We discussed three separate problems that are often encountered when dealing with polynomial quotients, such as, 1) simplification problems; 2 undefined problems; and 3 find the zero problems. Each problem has its own question and method for solving, and he understood the material well. We are continuing to build on the foundation of polynomial expansion and factoring, moving through more difficult problems now in Chapter 7."
"The student and I worked on his homework that was about graphing rational functions of polynomials. The part that he found most challenging was determining if there was a horizontal or slant asymptote, and what exactly the equation for that asymptote is. We reviewed synthetic division for finding the equation of a slant asymptote. The student scored an 84 on his algebra 2 test that he took last week."
"We worked on finding domain, range, vertical and horizontal asymptotes, areas of increase, and finding intercepts. We primarily focused on homework help and preparation for an upcoming exam."
"We covered multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting fractions with one variable (and solving for that variable). The student was able to get all answers correct by himself for the simple problems. We worked on breaking apart the questions and double checking all work and answers once again. As a refresher, I gave him a few simple fraction addition and subtraction problems. I have no concerns with the session since he is improving significantly."
"We reviewed the student's algebra II packet, which he was able to complete during the session. We previewed exponential functions and rational expressions. We reviewed matrix operations, and I suggested he practice matrix multiplication problems in the textbook."
"As of this session, I conducted part 2, of the general math review, based on the topics, the student has covered in class. We went over radicals of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, simplification, conjugate pairs, exponents of multiplication and division and solving inequalities."
"The student had a new assignment to work on today that dealt with planes in 3 dimensions. We worked through some of the problems about finding normal vectors and finding the equation for a plane. She will continue to work on it and we will meet again on Saturday to go over the things she is still not understanding."
"The student and I focused on the problems likely to show up on her test next week. We looked at several interest and annuity focused problems. The student has a really great grasp of these problems and is moving even more efficiently through the many types of formulas needed for these problems."
"I first tested the student on the index cards she made on Monday for population confidence intervals and she did very well. We then worked through one of her homework problems and her problem solving was much improved. We then transitioned to Section 11.1 to discuss confidence interval calculations when population standard deviation is unknown. We focused on the difference in shape between normal and t-distributions, why the latter is dependent on sample size, and margin or error. The student made additional index cards throughout the lesson. So far this technique seems to be working well for her."