Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on review packet for her upcoming final. We began with section 1 review, which is focused on limits. There were a few things that we had to go back and refresh her memory on, but were figured out. In general, she seems to understand the material and just needs to refresh her memory on some concepts she learned earlier. The review sheet and going over old homework should take care of any issues."
"During this session, exponents were reviewed, and the homework that was given from the last session was gone over. The assessment test review book was also utilized during the session to cover a few extra basics that may show up on the exam."
"In this session, we reviewed Partial Fraction Integration, Arc Length, Surface Area of Revolving Solids, Cylindrical Shells, Trigonometric Substitution and Integration Problems involving additional manipulations. I answered 3 questions that the student had for me, and went over additional examples on each of the topics, mentioned earlier."
"For this session, we prepared for his exam on Wednesday by studying completing the square, composition functions ( f(x) & g(x) ) and logarithms, which he brought up that day. First, we tackled logarithms since I happened to have worksheets to deal with that. We went over what a logarithm is and how it relates to exponents and radicals as well as the basic rules. I even proved some of the rules so he could understand the logic behind it. Afterwards, we completed the square on a few problems I made on-the-spot so he could get the process. It was hard to explain the logic behind it, but I did make sure he understood a bit and mostly how to handle the problem. We had just a little bit of time for composition functions and reviewed those quickly. I told the student to study as much as he could while getting a good night's rest. Hopefully, he did well."
"Probabilities such as permutations, combinations, and finding the z-score. Went over packets given to her by teacher. Graphing- remembering what the basic graph looks like, graphing shift. Including quadratics, exponential, logarithmic, and functions of degree 3."
"Today we reviewed for his final. His teacher gave him a study guide, and we went through 35 of the questions. He didn't have any problems with the majority of the questions we went over."
"The student and I worked on more linear equation problems, where she has to identify even more from a given problems - the independent variable, dependent variable, units, the slope-intercept equation, and point-slope equation. She has mastered being able to consistently find the slope."
"The student began the session confused about the method for solving related rates problems. We worked through several practice problems on that topic. I started by explaining the problem as I worked through it. Over the course of the session, the student was able to direct the problem solving and eventually was able to solve the problems independently. The student grasps the calculus elements well. By the end of the session, the student seemed comfortable enough with the material to work problems flexibly and independently."
"We went over the student's previous homework sets (permutations/combinations, normal distributions, and probability). After walking through the problems step-by-step, he was able to grasp the concepts and apply the proper method to solve various questions."
"We reviewed topics on unit circles and special right triangles. We also reviewed sin and cos values in addition to arc lengths. The student showed progress in understanding all of the concepts via multiple practice problems from the textbook for each topic. The student also received a 93 on her previous exam."
"We worked on adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials, which the student is currently learning. We also reviewed equations with absolute value for the final exam. After practicing several problems, she understands the concepts better."
"During this session, the student and I worked on her homework for the weekend. The homework covered many problems related to simplifying fractions with variables. Most of the problems had two steps: factoring the numerator and denominator, and then canceling terms that appeared both on the top and the bottom. She did most of it on her own with minimal help from me."