Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the algebraic concepts that will be on his upcoming test, using notes and practice problems. Although he seemed comfortable with most of the concepts, he could use a little more practice on identifying the components of an algebraic expression. He should continue to work on that. I wish him the best of luck on his upcoming examination!"
"The student and I reviewed the concept of completing the square. We also talked about imaginary numbers for the first time. We worked through almost 4 worksheets with practice problems. He said that he understood the material well and just wanted to practice a lot because he has an exam in the near future."
"The student and I reviewed the final material for his final today on logs. He has prepared a lot for the final tomorrow, and should do well."
"The student and I reviewed the function of the derivative; specifically, that it gives the slope of the tangent line at a specified point. We also reviewed how to write an equation of a tangent line and normal line. We discussed the basics of implicit differentiation, including when to use it, and how to use it. Finally, we discussed a mnemonic to remember the trig derivatives. I forwarded additional information to the student through e-mail. I enjoyed the tutoring session. He was a pleasure to work with!"
"The student and I reviewed the material that I gave him to complete for this session. He's getting more comfortable with a lot of the information; he just occasionally has problems with execution in special cases. He should start to work on memorizing, or at least working through powers and basic multiplication in his head in order to become more comfortable with the process of it so that he has less work to do in a complicated algebraic problem. Besides that, we started going over imaginary numbers, which he seemed to understand but needs to practice doing by himself without my coaching as we go along. We will probably also have to review fractions a bit more, as he is still unsure how to cancel factors and combine fractions in certain cases. He is making progress, though, so it looks more like he will get the information more rapidly as he does more problems and familiarizes himself with all the processes of solving the types of problems we are working on."
"The student and I reviewed the midterm that he took before the holidays. The biggest issues that he faced were rounding and taking his time. We still need to work on word problems, though he has advanced significantly in his understanding of concepts. I am going to assign him some word problems, systems of equations, and more complex function questions."