Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the practice test for Logarithms and Compound Interest. Both concepts can be tricky to learn, but there are only a few different types of problems that you will be asked. It's important to learn the general rules of logarithms (addition, subtraction, converting from log to exponents, etc.) that can be applied to any numbers or variables given! The same idea goes for interest calculations. Learning the formulas by heart will help you solve any of the various problems that can be asked. It seems like you have a good grasp on the material, and with a little more review you will do great on the next test!"
"We went through her chemistry exam review first. I explained the concepts and asked her if she understands them. It was about saturation, boiling point, vapor pressure, freezing point and specific heat. Then we went through algebra. It was about exponential and log functions. I explained to her how she has to solve them by graphing and mathematically. She understood how to do them. She is so smart and she is doing great."
"The student and I discussed the general concepts of Taylor series and power series. Taylor series are used to approximate functions and can be found using the formula. When doing problems for power series, they often ask for the interval of convergence. This can be done by using the Ratio Test and setting the answer <1. Then, make sure to test the end points by plugging them back into the original series (NOT ratio test) and see if that series would converge or diverge for that x-value that you plugged in."
"During this session, we looked at the application of Lagrange multipliers to maximize planes in three-space, subject to vector restrictions. We also applied knowledge of gradients and partial derivatives to find R-space 3D areas. He is doing quite well with the material."
"Today, the student worked on correcting the word problems on fractions which was her last session's homework. She also completed her school's homework along with some practice problems on addition and subtraction. Homework was given on adding fractions with different denominators. He worked on adding and subtracting fractions. He was taught strategies on reducing fractions to its simplest forms. He was given homework on word problems based on fractions multiplication."
"Today we went over Quadratic Functions and models as well as parent functions and various transformations. She was positive as usual. She still has several homework problems she can do to practice her skills. She needs to try and memorize the graphs of the parent functions so that she can really understand what the transformations and shifts are doing and what they are looking like."