Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an exam in math tomorrow on inequalities involving both positive and negative numbers. She is confident on the subject and is doing well in it; she just needs to make sure she double-checks her math, especially when doing operations involving both positive and negative numbers. We went over a few problems that she had trouble on during her practice test, and we went over some extra practice problems together. Afterward, we reviewed her online homework for a little bit."
"The student has an exam tomorrow, so I helped her review for that, covering the problems on which she feels least confident, including the proof of the fundamental lemma of calculus, which connects the derivative to the indefinite integral, and applications of integrals. In addition to these types of problems, I also advised her to review the statements for the mean value theorem and the intermediate value theorem."
"The student has an exam tomorrow, so tonight we went over the review for her test. The main areas were Rolle's Theorem, the Mean Value Theorem, and the Extreme Value Theorem. After explaining the first two, she seemed to have a much better understanding on when and how to use them. We also worked on finding relative and absolute extrema, which help us understand if the function is increasing or decreasing. I modeled the first problem, worked with her on the next few, and she was able to do the last ones independently."
"The student has an upcoming quiz on Friday about multiplying and dividing fractions, so we found some online resources to practice. Since she enjoys math, she can sometimes get in a habit of doing the same procedure without thinking about the actual question. It was for this reason that I gave her a couple of problems that were head-scratchers. She did not enjoy not immediately having an answer as usual but it did cause her to think outside of her normal steps to complete a problem and look at it in a different way. Overall, she understands both concepts and I am confident she will do well on her quiz if she takes her time and reads through all the questions carefully."
"The student has an upcoming test tomorrow, so she wanted to go over the topics that her teacher was not able to fully discuss in their lectures. I explained to her the discriminant and how to use it to determine how many real and imaginary zeros of a polynomial function there are. I also helped her solve polynomial equations with the highest power. We also talked about word problems with 2 unknowns and how to use the words used to set up an equation to solve the problem."
"The student has been learning about graphing equations of lines and systems of linear equations and inequalities. We discussed the different forms of linear equations (slope-intercept and point-slope form) and the advantages of using each. She would benefit from more practice solving equations. For the next session, we will work more on practice problems from the ISEE test, which she will take in a week or two."