Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"To finish reviewing for the student's test tomorrow, we looked over a study guide together. I checked over the problems he had already completed and found perfect solutions, and he had only a few issues with the remaining problems. When we finished, I quizzed him on the techniques to answer several of the earlier questions to make sure he remembered those methods as well."
"The student is doing pretty well in Calculus, but had questions about some of the recent material. The new material that we covered focused on sum of series and indefinite integrals. She had a good grasp on geometric series. We did a few problems and she understood it easily. She also learned how to use the integral comparison test without any problems. She learns everything very quickly and easily by going over it one-on-one."
"The student worked on her fractions tonight. She was enthusiastic about working problems that were harder. At the end, she asked me to leave 5 problems to reduce the fractions so she could wow her dad with her ability to do them."
"We worked on long division of polynomials as well as synthetic division. We talked about what the remainder in the division means. This includes discussing the remainder theorem where f(k)=R when R is the remainder. We also discussed multiplicity of roots and how that effects the graph, as well as making a polynomial from roots. The student picks up the info very quickly and can apply it to similar problems."
"The student has a quiz tomorrow on complex algebra. We talked about techniques for memorization. I also showed him a method for reducing powers of i. Divide the exponent by 4 and replace it in the expression with the remainder. He could use some review with rules of exponents, factoring and substitution. We mentioned the usefulness of substitution, that you can replace an expression with another expression or value that is equal to it. Applying this would help him a lot in other areas like factoring and exponents."
"We reviewed Venn diagrams and the key word indicators to devise the location of values. We focused on the understanding of union and intersection symbols with application. In addition we completed at least 25 problems for mastery to prepare for his upcoming quiz and test. The student felt confident after the overview and was able to apply the learned strategies to the test taking toolkit."