Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I completed a big portion of her math packet. She finished a fraction simplification worksheet pretty quickly. We also worked on dividing fractions and very basic fraction problems involving simplification & finding equivalencies."
"We covered probability, specifically conditional probability and combinations and permutations. His attitude was positive. I included some tips on handling word problems and what the question is looking for."
"In this session, we did more review for the student's upcoming test. He did well with factoring, and had a good memory of the quadratic formula. As I explained to him, doing math is like learning to play a musical instrument or playing a sport. It is something that should be practiced regularly in order to improve muscle memory."
"We covered some of the integration problems from the student's previous exam. We then moved on to current material, and I worked through a problem using integration by parts to demonstrate the procedure. I also gave her a few pointers as to how to select when integration by parts should be used for a given integral. Often an integral in which a polynomial factor is being multiplied with a transcendental function can be found using integration by parts. Also, when you have a product of transcendental functions and exponential functions, integration by parts is useful."
"We went over the proof of the chain rule and how it applies to taking the derivative of inverse trig functions. We also covered the concepts of continuity and smoothness and how to define functions defined as piecewise such that they are continuous and smooth. We also covered the average value of a function on an interval."
"The student and I worked on finding zeros from polynomials. These polynomials were both 3rd and 4th degree and needed multiple steps of factoring. She was uncertain of when to stop factoring and when to start find zeros. I gave her tips to know when it's time to stop, when to keep going, and when to use the quadratic equations. Her attitude was great! With continued practice, her confidence will increase as will her skill in this topic. I emailed her a website to help her with finding square roots of negative numbers. During this session, we worked together on a lot of problems. She has 2 more to complete for her homework, so she will email me her answers, and I will compare them to my own work. I think she just had a few questions and just needed guidance - the base knowledge is there, and now, we will be working on her independence and confidence!"