Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I studied projectile motion and complex numbers through quadratic equations. He largely grasps the material, but is prone to drop steps of the problems after successfully completing similar problems. To help combat this, we will work on ensuring that he does not get ahead of himself and clearly writes down all of the steps. I also stressed understanding each step of the equation rather than simply remembering what step comes next. I emailed 12 questions of extra practice that he and I will revue when we meet next."
"The student and I tackled multi-step problems today. During this time, she had to determine what the operation would be so that she could solve the problem. Although she struggled a bit, she was opening up about asking for help and not knowing all of the answers. She has made great progress in the past few sessions."
"The student and I talked about limits and probability today; he has a test on them tomorrow. Overall, he fully understands everything regarding limits and continuity, which is good because those concepts are the foundations of calculus. He is in a great position to continue moving forward with both of his classes."
"The student and I talked over the practice I had assigned her last session, and then went over the statistics and probability module on a website. She's much more comfortable with probability than with anything else so far, and we discussed setting up proportions, various ways of representing probability visually (histograms, dot plots, etc.), and compound probability. Next session we'll focus on geometry."
"The student and I touched briefly on chemistry. We reviewed the chain rule and how to apply it. We did two problems on implicit differentiation. We went over the relationship of distance, velocity, and acceleration and derivatives."
"The student and I used this session to review for an upcoming quiz by going through a worksheet provided by her teacher. We went over the rules of exponents (e.g. how to combine when multiplying or dividing) and finding inverse functions. Besides a few reminders of the rules, she had a good idea of the concepts. The main thing we worked on was slowing down each problem, writing out the steps and double checking the work to ensure correctness."