Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, I assisted the student with a timed assignment from his calculus class. The primary topics assessed by this problem set were slope fields and separable differential equations. The student scored a 9/10 on this assignment, and the missed problem's correct solution was not displayed as one of the possible multiple choices available to the student; the student will confer with his teacher and determine the typo and the correct solution. We ended the session by reviewing the methods of solution for each of the problems in detail."
"Today, the student and I worked on extrema of functions. We went over how to find relative and absolute maxima and minima for various functions. We did some application-type problems related to velocity, slope, and stocks. We practiced taking derivatives using the product rule, quotient rule, and natural log. We also practiced finding critical values. We went over average rate of change and the mean value theorem as well. We will meet again next Sunday."
"Today, the student was working on chain rule problems. The chain rule is often an area of difficulty for beginning calculus students, possibly because they have trouble with some of the nuances in functional notation. I am pleased to report that she already had a great understanding of this topic, and for the most part, I didn't have to teach anything new."
"Today, we began completing the student's multiple choice review in preparation for his final on Monday. We introduced the topic of integration and worked on negative exponents, radical exponents, and how to simplify expressions. Then, we discussed the basics of integration."
"We covered math in the first half of our session. We went over the workbook problems that the student completed for homework. These were word problems that involved addition and subtraction. We also reviewed the brain teaser she completed for homework. I brought a couple of worksheets on ordinal numbers that we completed together - her mother had called me earlier in the week, and we discussed doing more with ordinal numbers. After that, we went over the reading comprehension sheet I had given her for homework. I brought another reading comprehension exercise that was a little more difficult than the homework lesson. I read the passage aloud to her and then quizzed her a little to see how well she had listened, and she did a great job. We went over the first few questions in this exercise, and I assigned the rest for homework."
"We covered multiplication of mixed numbers and fractions. The student didn't seem to be struggling with any of the concepts. I watched her complete her homework and made sure that she followed each step. As always, she was very eager to learn and had already caught onto the concept before our session. We left with plans to work on any new concepts on Tuesday."