Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Both students needed to prep for final Calculus exams--AP for the first student and regular final for the second student. Old AP exams were studied/explained."
"We went over the last of the student's questions regarding the practice AP FRQ and MC questions. We then reviewed some of the key topics in preparation for the student's exam."
"There was nothing really new for this session. We just practiced more with derivatives using the chain rule."
"We covered first derivative and second derivative tests, concavity, and sketching graphs. The student struggles most with recognizing what the problems are asking for and applying his knowledge of the subject. We'll work on that in our next session. He was eager to learn the material, and I recommended reviewing more practice problems before his test."
"I gave the student a pre-assessment so I could see the methods he uses to work problems. I've put together a binder for him with handpicked worksheets so that we can focus on the areas he most needs help in. The majority of his struggles come from not knowing the definitions of concepts. Most of my work with him will be applying definitions and theorems to visual problems. After the assessment, we discussed limits and derivatives briefly. I also tested his precalculus skills with some sample problems. His precalculus skills are awesome, and he is obviously a very driven student. Since he is a high school senior, one of my goals is to make sure he's prepared for college. I aim to challenge him with the workload, while not overwhelming his other studies. He should expect a follow up assignment from almost every session. I've been provided with information from his teacher regarding material to be covered this upcoming semester. We will begin working on integration next week."
"We covered some binomial probability and algebra problems. The student had little understanding on the solution methods required for these prior to the session but was able to follow and understand them during the session. She will be able to solve on her own similar problems in the future."