Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For our first meeting I just went over a lot of calculus techniques from differentiation to integration. He's pretty good at it, but made some small mistakes here and there. I tried introducing some heuristic rules for calculating limits and determining convergence. I noticed he never learned polar coordinates so I skipped over that to focus on other stuff."
"Review for 2nd midterm. We reviewed Taylor polynomials again. The student said that it suddenly made much more sense today. I think using Taylor polynomials to approximate square roots and cube roots put the tool into better context."
"Initial meeting with the student. Had a long, free-form discussion about various topics in Calculus and trigonometry to figure out a plan of study. Decided with her that she should have a good amount of algebra and calculus practice before starting Calc II. The goal is that she enter Calc II on 5/19 as a strong Calc I student."
"Another good session with the students this afternoon. The first student and I worked together for the first 45 minutes where we did addition and subtraction of fractions, which he had no trouble with at all. The second student and I then worked through her homework/review sheet for her test on Thursday, which she did pretty well with. I'll continue to work with her to prepare her for her test tomorrow."
"The end of the year is quickly approaching for the student. We spent today working through a handout that touched upon multiple important topics--optimization, relative rates, linear models, and the fundamental theorem. She knows her material at this point, and she definitely has all the necessary tools."
"The session was a phone call. We specifically talked about 10 questions that the student had to answer to prepare for the midterm. Multiple regression, ANOVA, predictions and interpretation of linear models were covered. No scores were discussed, no struggles (just clarifying communication), no extra practice and no concerns for now."
"The student and I went through her homework to prepare for her upcoming quiz. We focused on problems over exponential growth, compound interest, and logarithmic functions. They were very challenging problems, so we took our time to go through them step by step. She has review problems to look at to further prepare for her quiz."
"For this session the student and I reviewed analysis techniques and did her homework assignment together. She is doing well in the class and is happy with her progress. We will start working on the big project assignment she has for the course."
"We discussed hypothesis testing on single sample and multiple samples using t-test. She did few examples from text and I assigned few problems from text as a practice for student to do at her convenience."
"Today she needed help with measures of central tendency. That is what we discussed, both in a lecture-type capacity and with sample problems."
"We reviewed homework problems that will be covered on her quiz coming up. Specifically, we discussed null and alternative hypotheses and z-scores and how to read the z-score chart. She picks everything up very quickly; she just needed some examples to get started. She initially had trouble using the chart, but as soon as we did an example together she quickly picked up on it. I didn't leave any extra practice because she still had some homework problems to complete."
"The student has a test soon, so we reviewed a practice test the teacher had provided for the class. She seemed to have a better grasp of the information after the session. She is going to practice more problems over the weekend and we will meet again on before her test."