Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I spent the entire session working on a review packet to prepare him for the standardized math tests for spring. There are still definitely some areas where his math foundations need some reinforcing - for instance, seems to need to learn about basic algebra, especially when variables or multiple factors are involved. However, there are also areas where he seems very knowledgeable and confident on his own ability to solve the problems without any guidance - three-dimensional shapes have come a LONG way since our last math packet two weeks ago. He still needs reminding to slow down sometimes, but he's gotten much better about being in the habit of showing his work."
"The student and I worked on his math homework, which still includes fractions, though we continued learning about equivalent fractions and tried to manipulate fractions through subtraction and addition, as well as saying which fraction is bigger than the other."
"We covered how to find the area of irregular and composite figures. The student struggled with how to break apart the irregular figures into more manageable ones and also how to figure out lengths of sides if they are not directly given. I taught him how to divide up figures and I told him how to solve these kinds of problems. No scores, no concerns. I told him to do the problems not assigned as homework for extra practice."
"The student is preparing for his second midterm of precalculus course. We were practicing some problems related to differential rules, product, quotient and chain rules with log and exponential functions. He feels better and more confident about this contents after tutor session. We decided to meet again this Sunday."
"Prepared for upcoming test on finding the following items for a given function X and Y intercepts, increasing/decreasing intervals, location of minimum/maximums, critical points, inflection points, and concavity intervals. Also reviewed optimization word problems (cost, surface area, volume) and related rate word problems (square boxes, cylinders, spheres, and right triangles)."
"Today, I went over homework problems with the student. The problems covered integration involving natural logarithms. The student was pretty comfortable taking the integrals of simple functions."