Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through her study guide for the test on Unit E, which involves more applications of derivatives. She is doing an excellent job of absorbing the material from her fast-paced class and is learning how to apply it to the questions being asked. She is doing much better at applying the mean value theorem and Rolle's theorem, as well as learning how to apply rising/falling charts and the rules of first and second derivative tests."
"The student and I worked through practicing for the state exam. We are more so working through strategies and ways to eliminate a couple choices instead of how to solve the problems. With the problems being of higher levels and upper grade levels, it is hard to explain how to solve the problems without further work on each problem. The struggle is working through these problems is just this. Since there are only one or two problems relating to a different learning target, he is finding it harder to grasp the concepts. We will continue to work on this in our next session."
"The student and I worked through problems involving properties of partial derivatives and their applications and took a brief look ahead at the concepts coming up in the next chapter."
"The student and I worked through sections 6.1 and 6.2 in his book, which covered graphing quadratic functions and solving quadratic equations by graphing. We also did test corrections on his chapter 5 test. He got a 92, and only made a few mistakes. By the end, he was able to find his mistakes and explain them to me, solving the problems correctly."
"The student and I worked through several college algebra problems, with a focus on factoring polynomials, particularly those with large exponents and multiple variables. He did well on the majority of the problems and improved in his ability to "see" what could be factored out."
"The student and I worked through several extreme value problems, using the first derivative to find the critical points. We distinguished the critical points (x values) from the extrema (y values). We also reviewed previous quizzes and exams to help boost her confidence."