Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, the student and I worked on covering further graphical representations, especially in terms of circles and distance between points. We discussed how both the standard form of a circle and the distance formula are both simply derivations of the Pythagorean theorem. I then used this to springboard us onto the topic of transformations in general, trying to look for the similarities in all the different algebraic representations of transformations. All this and some trouble areas are covered on his homework."
"This session, we got through most of the packet the student was having trouble with. It seemed that a lot of her trouble came with old concepts that needed to be revisited. I am very confident in her skills."
"This was my first session with the student. He is taking Pre-Calculus this year, and in order to prepare for the course, we began with reviewing Algebra concepts that will be essential. We looked over the first chapter and covered a number of topics. He was comfortable with most of the material, and at the end of the session, I gave him review problems to do for more practice."
"This was my last session with this student. We went over the final exam review in preparation for the final exam. She did very well on the problems and I am confident she will do well on her final!"
"This was my second session with the student. We started from where we left off last time with the introduction to derivatives. After the student learned the longer way to differentiate, I taught him (through a textbook) how to find derivatives with the power, quotient, and product rules. Then, we did a myriad of different problems utilizing different versions of the chain rule. For learning it for the first time, I think he did a good job of retaining the information."
"This was our first session. We discussed the topics on the placement test and how we'll prep. We then started practice problems, which I'll use to figure out what we need to focus on. Today, exponents (including roots and fractional exponents) caused the most problems. We will continue to work on this."