Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student worked on her homework which covered finding the volume of cylinders and prisms. We did a few more practice problems after the assignment was complete, and we also reviewed other prisms. Since she will learn about pyramids and cones within the next few days, I gave her a head start by teaching her the formulas and having her practice with those shapes as well. She is going to ask her teacher when the unit test is so we can begin studying since that is where she struggles the most."
"Today the student and I finished our discussion on Green's theorem and began working on Stokes' theorem and surface integrals. He was very receptive to the material and progress appears to be going very well. For our next session we will discuss surface and line integrals."
"The student is getting ready for a test on Friday, so we reviewed the most recent chapter of the text (sampling distributions). Areas of focus included definitions, calculations of standard error, and determinants of curve normality."
"Today, the student and I covered algebra. We reviewed all the material from the past weeks which is often times the best way to get his mind working on algebra in the morning. Today, we moved on to the properties of algebra (commutative, associative, etc.). He understood all of it completely. I expressed to him how important it is for him to do extra work because we only meet twice a week. I will leave homework for him tomorrow that is due next week. He has a great attitude towards the work as usual."
"Yesterday the student and I worked on converting fractions into decimals, decimals into percents, percents into fractions, and ordering a set of numbers least to greatest. She didn't struggle with anything. She maintained a positive attitude throughout the session. In terms of strategies or study skills, I let her know that the key is knowing how many decimal points to move each number over and in what direction, knocking out the zeros when both the numerator and denominator end in a zero."
"The student and I went over more questions she had on integrals with u substitution. She was able to handle most of the process on her own this time, so I think she is really learning it. At the end we had a discussion about differentiation being an inverse process of integration."