Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered angles, surface area, and volume today. I did not go over any new strategies merely reminded him of past strategies. He did better on this test than previous tests."
"Today we went over sections 7 and 8 of her pre-algebra course. She had already completed the worksheets before I arrived, so I checked them for her and we went over some sections in the book that she needed help with. Overall, she remembers most of the material. She then took the exams over the sections and did very well. ."
"In addition to introducing myself to the student and the rest of the family, we went over a number of mathematical concepts including diving polynomials, factoring polynomials, working with quadratic functions, and working with finding the greatest common factor of polynomials and quadratic equations."
"The student starting working on optimization, which is another topic we went over before it was introduced in class. The homework covered a lot of material and I'm glad she had some prior understanding. She did need more support than usual with this new topic but I'm sure she retained a lot as well. When students learn optimization, there is often confusion between the function and the derivatives, which each equation actually represents, what numbers have significance, and which numbers do I plug in where. I showed her a systematic approach, using a one-dimensional drawing, which should help the learning process. She told me that her midterm exam is in the middle of next week and she expects to receive review material before our next session. The exam review and previous quizzes will be the primary focus for the next week."
"Today, the student and I worked on U-substitution and antiderivatives. He was interactive and willing to ask questions about how it works until he understood it."
"We went over some proofs for vector calculus. The student is talkative, and I was able to answer most of her questions. We then covered some material on Linear Algebra, again with the emphasis on proofs instead of computation."