Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student and I worked through some final topics concerning how to take derivatives of functions. Afterwards, he took his second midterm, and he got a 95! He did so well, and his hard work is definitely paying off. I asked him to continue working through his last few assignments so he can be ready for his final exam on Thursday."
"During yesterday's session, the student and I walked through solids of revolution. Specifically, we worked on the disk method and the washer method. While the disk method came to him very easily, the washer method took a bit more work, but that is expected because the setup of those types of problems tends to be more complex. Nevertheless, my suggestion to him was to draw 3D models if possible because it makes the conceptual understanding more thorough and explains the mathematical process well. Also, I mentioned that he has to be extremely careful about reading the directions and what information the problem gives you because on some occasions, you might have to manipulate that information first before applying it into the general formula. Overall though, I think that for his first time working with this topic, he has done a great job approaching it and asking the right questions along the way."
"In Algebra 1, we reviewed the homework, including finding patterns in numerical expressions and proving equivalence of expressions by simplifying them independently. We also solved word problems involving linear algebra. In precalculus, we studied various logical expressions involving and/or implication and equivalence and constructed combinations of logical functions with two variables that follow a specified pattern. The students are on top of the subject matters."
"In our final session, we reviewed test taking strategies, what to remember (the least amount possible), and what was different between my teaching and the student's regular class curriculum (different approaches, formulas and tips not covered in class)."
"In our first session, we covered the introduction to vectors/ scalars (notation and some basic properties). We went over a couple physics examples of vectors/ scalars, like the relationship between change in temperature and temperature, which will later give foundation to relationships between a function and its prime. We did a variety of geometry practice problems to make sure the essential traits of vectors were firmly understood. This way, in our next session, we can move on to more complex matrix and vector arithmetic!"
"In our session, the student and I first reviewed the material on the homework, which was a combination of old concepts and new, and which he seemed to do fairly well with, albeit with a handful of errors. From there, we moved onto function notation, operations with and composite functions, as well as ideas of "even and odd" functions, inverse functions, and reflected functions. These topics all seemed to be strong suits of his and so they went very quickly. Finally, we did review problems which took old concepts and applied more complex situations to them."