Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"On Monday I met with the student and we discussed integration techniques. He was prepared with a homework assignment that he wanted to work on. The assignment covered basic integration techniques and integration requiring U-substitution. His confidence seemed to grow towards the end of the homework assignment, but he was still hesitant to attempt a problem without my affirming that he was on the right track. We finished working on his homework assignment and I introduced the topic of integration by parts. We ended the session with him working through a few practice problems requiring both integration by parts and U-substitution."
"This session we reviewed only the homework for Monday and Tuesday as the student said that he has been able to complete the other night's homework without complication. While working on homework I noticed that the student stumbled a bit with rounding numbers. As a result we reviewed the rules for rounding. I had him think of the numbers as addresses on a house with pouring rain outside, then asked which house he would run to first. Once he made the connection of running to the closest "house number" to the rounding number, we talked about rounding down if the place holder to the right was 0-4 and rounding up if it were 5-9. We ended the session by playing online games on rounding. The student did very well with rounding by 10 and very well with rounding by 1000."
"We covered how to solve systems of equations for circles using substitution. We spent most of our time working through a critical thinking word problem that involved solving a system of equations for three separate circle equations. She felt comfortable with the material after our review session. After covering her math assignment, we also went over the student's upcoming English paper on All Quiet on the Western Front. We discussed war as a conflict of ideology and how modern media depicts war. Overall, it was a very good brainstorming session and provided guidance on how she should approach the paper."
"The student's sister wanted to review for her Algebra 2 test tomorrow. We went over her test study guide. Her test is on radicals, irrational, and imaginary numbers. She did a great job on the problems and is very easy to work with. She should do great on her test."
"We covered definite and indefinite integrals in depth, specifically relating to u-substitutions, back substitutions, and the Leibniz Rule. We also talked about the AP test and studying strategies for it. Today, we were mainly reviewing for the student's upcoming test. Next time we will go over more applications of integration in calc and thermal energy in physics."
"In this session the student and I became acquainted and she explained her doctoral project to me. We discussed her needs in terms of what kind of project she must do and the time frame she is working with. We discussed different types of studies she might be able to accomplish before May, which is when she hopes to finish. We have another session set for Sunday."