Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He studied properties of even and odd functions, determining whether a function is even or odd based on a graph, and graphing transformations to prepare for his test. He has become more engaged in studying since our first tutoring session, asking more questions and making more informed educated guesses. We also covered laws of radicals to strengthen his skills in working with exponents and roots."
"Helped the student finish her homework. Practiced doing more problems using percentages (Part of a whole). She was able to do the rest of problems after I went with her over how to solve the first problem. I am happy to see her make good progress and have more focus."
"Her class has recently covered the chain rule in addition to other differentiation rules (power, product, quotient), so we went over several problems to practice differentiation of various kinds of composite functions. I emphasized the idea of considering the chain rule as derivative of the "outside" function (with the inside function as the argument) times the derivative of the "inside" function. I introduced the derivative of e^x (the only function whose derivative equals the original function) and the (lnx)' = 1/x. We used the final 30 min of the session going over ACT problems from a practice workbook containing several ACT tests. She was able to solve the majority of the problems and demonstrated that she has an excellent foundation in the kinds of mathematics found on the ACT."
"Her teacher has begun a flipped classroom program. So instead of having problems to do, she needed to view a series of videos about the various properties involved with manipulating algebraic equations (i.e. the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division properties of equations). As she watched the videos, she had to take notes and answer questions. We paused the video whenever she had to write something. We also paused it when she seemed confused by what the presenter was doing. After viewing the video, we practiced problems using the concepts presented in the video. Much of this was review for her. She does well with basic algebra."
"Horizontal asymptotes, left hand limits and right hand limits were covered today. Trigonometry ideas and concept were also covered. The student had an excellent attitude towards the subject! Board and markers were used, and no extra practice was given. Excellent material."
"I am currently working with the student on ACT test prep, as well as shoring up some areas of weakness. He took the ACT a few weeks ago at school, but is scheduled to retake it later in the year. We are keeping a notebook of all our work. If he does not get the problem right, we work it completely in the notebook, and I will find some other problems similar to those to reinforce the concepts. He has some difficulty with word problems, mainly because he is not taking time to carefully read for the necessary details. I have stressed with him to read and reread each problem, and then find important facts before he begins working. We will continue working through the practice test next week. We will also add an extra hour before the test."