Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Review of trigonometric u-substitution. Finding arc length given a function and an interval on the real axis. Finding surface area given by surface of revolution by integration."
"Seeing as the student has a test tomorrow, our focus was on preparing her for that exam. The test is on ratios, percentages, and calculating interest. After doing a few review problems from each section, I gave her a practice test (that she did very well on!) After this, we reviewed a few shortcuts and review strategies she could use before she takes the test. The student continues to be positive and is persistent in her work. I am impressed how hard she works every time I meet with her, no matter how much she may struggle. Hopefully tomorrow all of her hard work will pay off!"
"Since the student didn't have much homework, we spent the hour going over Chapter 2, Sections 1 and 2 of his Spanish book. We reviewed school-related nouns and took a preliminary look at -ar and -er verbs and how the structure of the language can be used to assist in memorization."
"Since the student has been doing a really good job with writing out the steps of multiplication and division, we decided to start to learn some strategies for doing multiplication faster, such as a breaking down a hard problem into a series of easier ones. He struggled with this concept, so we decided to slow down a little bit and return to practicing multiplication and division."
"Since the student's finals are next week, we decided to begin preparing by looking over his math textbook, and he completed the assigned homework. He was able to solve most problems with minimal guidance. He was able to work with fractions, decimals, and percentages easily, which allowed me to teach him about cross-canceling when multiplying fractions. He stated he felt confident in his ability to do well. We will continue studying during our next session."
"Since we finished reviewing the student's current assignments early and he seems to have a good comprehension of the material, I showed him how to graph variable equations and worked with him to understand many of the concepts involved."