Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had an exam the week of this session, so we spent the majority of the time going over difficult sections from the chapter and reviewing quiz problems. We focused on how to calculate the integral by dividing up the area under the curve into boxes and summing the box areas together. We covered both the left and right estimates and understanding how to estimate the area under the curve using these numbers. Then we repeated these after covering proper integral notation to show that the calculations remain the same even though the notation changes. At the end of the session, we reviewed prior quizzes, including using special case scenarios for derivatives. The student was able to pick up on how to calculate the integral very well and once she got the hang of it, was able to perform all of the assigned problems. The remainder of the information for her exam was review and I would not expect any concerns on this material. Overall, I anticipate that the exam will go well."
"The student and I rehashed where he stood going in to the fourth quarter of school, set up goals, and worked on staying organized. The student recently bought a planner and he's committed to using it daily, which will be very helpful as he works on staying organized throughout the quarter. The student and I worked on math and chemistry. He's starting off on the right foot and has an excellent grasp on what's being covered in both classes. We then discussed his upcoming English essay by brainstorming topics and structuring the essay."
"Discussed format and strategies for SAT Math 2C subject test. Took practice exam to practice pacing and to highlight ways the questions can be formatted to trick test takers."
"The student and I spent time going over a review set for her upcoming test. The review included parametric equations, limits and also some simple derivatives. She worked on a couple parametric equation problems, focusing on the conversion from parametric to rectangular equations, as well as the domain and range of the rectangular equation. She then worked on a couple of limit problems. This is her newest topic and it counts as actual calculus, so we discussed both how to use to equation for finding a limit and how to approach word problems involving derivatives. In the end, she worked out a few derivative problems and focused on extracting the necessary information from word problems. Overall, I think she has a god understanding of the topics her upcoming test will be on. She continues to be a very enthusiastic student."
"We reviewed the material that would be on her upcoming quiz. The first topic was the difference between polar, rectangular, and parametric equations. We discussed how to graph each and change between the different systems. Parametric equations are most easily shown in physics using projectile motion, a topic the student understands well. Once we talked about them in this context, the student understood how to graph and use parametric equations better."
"We focused on the new material for the unit, permutations/combinations as well as binomial expansion. The student got the hang of the rote formalization, and with continued practice, she shouldn't have too much trouble with this unit."