Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the ratio test, limit comparison test, monotonic convergence, p-series, and related techniques. I generated some practice problems for the student. Some of these involved factorial n+1 comparisons, which were useful to him. Other practice problems came from his course materials. Altogether, he is doing well with the material."
"We started reviewing for his test this Wednesday. Today's focus was mainly on u-substitution and general integration techniques since this is the foundation of his exam. We mainly just solved problems and addressed issues we faced along the way."
"The student and I worked on his homework, which covered basic logarithms. We practiced how to rewrite exponential equations as logarithmic ones, and vice versa. We also practiced solving logarithmic equations by setting up exponential equations and then using a common base to find the correct exponent. The most challenging part was solving the exponential equations by finding a common base, and then using properties of exponents to create an algebraic equation and solve for the correct exponent."
"When I met with the student today, we focused on reading and math. In reading, we worked on fluency while reading and responding to a short story. He was able to identify the events in a story and how the characters reacted to the events. In math, we worked on fractions. He is able to identify the parts of a fraction (numerator and denominator). He is also able to use a number line while working with fractions. He is not very confident in multiplying fractions on a number line. We will continue to work on this skill next time. I noticed he was becoming more confident as we worked."
"Today, the student and I worked on synthetic division and new ways of finding real rational answers. They are just short cuts for long division and factoring polynomials. Math wise on the SAT, it continues to be exponents and translating word problems into math that are the biggest challenges."
"During today's session we went over the following areas: polynomials (division/ synthetic division), complex numbers and radicals (adding, subtracting, division, multiplication) and types of numbers/ definitions. You are making great progress with just a few minor errors when working on the problem sets. You continue to work on each problem set with a critical thought process which is essential for an engineering career. We also went over the math study plan to determine what progress has been made and what areas are pending for review and study. I will provide you with additional problem sets to work on in the next two weeks including geometry areas per your request. Please continue to use the online practice problems for additional exercises in algebra I and II. Also feel free to contact me via email or phone with any questions as you continue to study."