Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"- Reviewed trig identities. The student should try to memorize these before school starts. - Covered limits as they relate to calculus. - Covered the limit method of finding derivatives. - Went over the power rule for differentiating power functions."
"Today we finished reviewing the Math sections in Test #4 and clarified any remaining concepts that were troubling the student. I believe he will perform much better on the math sections on the upcoming SAT. For next session, we will review missed problems from the reading and writing sections of PT #1."
"Today, we reviewed all of the student's problems for this week. The focus of the material was on all of the facets of equilibria equations. The hardest problem was an ICE table problem, and she was able to get through that problem rather easily despite how many steps that involves. We will continue with more problems next week."
"We covered square roots and complex fractions. The student grasps concepts well. She had a positive attitude. I left extra practice on square roots and complex fractions. Overall, she shows great growth."
"We sang and pointed at the letters A through G so that the student can use many ways of memorizing. In terms of math, he's doing much better with numbers, so he can recognize most numbers. We played a fun little game to help him memorize everything better. There's lots of improvement, and he's really doing great."
"We went over rotational motion, finding the sum of forces for systems with a centripetal acceleration. Drawing the force diagram is useful to help with identifying all of the forces and their directions. This is the most challenging piece of the problem solving; however, once the skill is learnt, the problems become intuitive. We went went over several problems which involved the cancellation of the mass. This has physical significance, since it means that the mass does not play a role in that particular system, e.g., when determining the coefficient of friction in a rotating system. It is also useful to be able to reduce forces, such as the normal force, to its components (mg or (mv^2)/r generally), this allows for cancellation (which decreases chances of numerical mistakes) and allows for solutions of a greater number of problems."