Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on catching up on her chapter 11 work. She did very well with the material. We will go over the graphing part of the lesson more next time."
"As this was the initial meeting, we discussed needs and expectations with the student and her family. The majority of the time was spent working on slope, graphing, and data interpretation. The student indicated the material was starting to make sense as I related it to situations meaningful to her life. The student has 6 pages for homework before I meet with her again."
"The student and I began our session with his homework for dividing with decimals. The most important point we worked on is how the number of digits behind the decimal in the problem correlates to the ones in the answer. We then continued working on his practice test review, especially finding percentages of numbers. We will continue to work with the strategy of using a fraction to help us solve for percentages."
"I did my best to teach the student how to solve the optimization problems, and despite a few algebraic hiccups along the way, he seemed to pick up the concept fairly smoothly."
"Today we covered antiderivatives. We did basic examples with powers, including rational exponents, then trig functions including secant tangent, cos, sin, and rationals such as 1/(1+x^2) which antiderivatives into tan^-1. Finally, we evaluated a problem involving finding position of a particle if acceleration is given as a function of time. The student has picked up the new subject quickly."
"We worked on mean value theorem, and maxima/minima and concavity problems. The student isn't struggling too much, although this lesson we covered a lot so I talked more than I usually do and we didn't get enough time to practice. The problems we did he seemed to understand. He has a good attitude and works hard! Strategy for these problems was using a table to keep track of the intervals, trial values, zeros of the first derivative and the signs to help determine whether it is a maximum or minimum and extending the table to accommodate concavity questions."