Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session together, the student and I worked hard on improving his understanding of percentage off, sales tax, and how to calculate each item efficiently and effectively. By the end of the session, he had a very clear understanding of how to do so. Additionally, he shared that he felt like he did very well on his most recent math quiz, which we prepared for. This was a very productive session and I sincerely look forward to meeting with him more soon."
"Today we focused on his upcoming Math test. I created a practice worksheet with various problems from each section of his packet. He did well overall. We also spent a little time organizing his English outside reading brochure."
"For this evening, the student's and I worked through a finance review that included vocabulary and exercises regarding personal financial literacy. The student is really good at simple and compound interest. There was some minor confusion on a couple of problems dealing with earned interest, but these were ironed out really fast."
"We went over a set of problems. Some required the use of the scientific calculator, and some did not. I was more helpful for the latter, and I clarified some of the issues the student had with the required algebra. His knowledge of it is patchy, meaning that he knows some of the more advanced concepts, but he lacks some of the fundamental ones at the same time. This limits his understanding of the business, economics and finance applications of the course. However, when explained in detail, he picks them up quickly, therefore I believe that tutoring will result beneficial for the outcome of the student in this class."
"We covered all the concepts that were needed for the midterm which included chain rule, first and second derivatives, optimization problems, implicit differentiation, and power rules. I think we focused on problems relating revenue and cost functions since those word problems were thought to be the trickiest. We went over review problems and practice problems from the textbook she was using for each section and was able to have a productive session."
"During the session we covered local minimum and maximums, as well as how to translate second derivatives of functions into concavity. The moral of the story is that positive f"(x) is concave up, happy face, and negative f"(x) is concave down, frown face."