Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"His homework tonight was implicit differentiation. He struggled a little bit, but his errors were mostly due to algebra mistakes and over thinking the problems. He got a C on his last exam. He was happy with this because most of the other students failed the exam."
"I helped the student prepare for his SAT subject test in math 2, which he is taking on Saturday. I hadn't gotten the chance to email him a study guide beforehand, so I made sure to bring notes with me and compile a few sheets of rules, formulae, techniques, and other concepts he should remember and have in mind come the exam. The more of these he recalls quickly while taking it, the quicker he will finish the exam, and time management here is key. He is a bright student, but can be forgetful of certain concepts or shortcuts, and our session was perfect for him to review these. I recommend he make priorities, while studying, logarithms and exponentials, probability (permutations, combinations, Venn diagrams, etc.), and sequences and series. These are three areas in which he is weakest. With some more practice and review of these concepts, using his text and the study guide I provided him, he can get them down. I wish him the best of luck on Saturday."
"I helped the student with some HW questions that came up over the weekend. We worked on function notation and how to go from function notation to full equations (e.g. how to go from g(x+h) to 5(x+h)^2), as he has some trouble with these. "
"In his upcoming class, the student had both quiz retake and a new quiz, so much of our time was spent preparing for those. We reviewed angles in both degrees and radians, as well as complementary and supplementary angles. Then we went over the new material of SOHCAHTOA and its reciprocals. He felt comfortable with all of the topics at hand."
"In our first session, the student and I worked on his review for his first exam coming up, primarily concerning limits and how to evaluate them. We worked through some limits using algebraic manipulation, and also covered some problems that used squeeze theorem and piecewise functions. She also worked through some problems using the precise definition of a limit and had a very good grasp of that concept compared to many of my other students."
"In our session yesterday, we covered the chapter sections that the student had missed. We talked about the second derivative and did word problems for practice, reviewed exponential functions and how to take their derivative, and discussed trigonometric functions and their derivatives. At the end of our session, we began looking at an old exam to practice exam-level questions. Some of the problems used the chain rule, which had not yet been covered in class. For our next meeting, we will review the material covered, and begin doing more difficult practice questions that incorporate several topics tested at once."