Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I further reviewed surface integrals and coordinate transformation. He has a good grasp of the concepts. He wants to meet again tomorrow, about 6 hours before his test. I will accommodate this, but I think that we should keep it short and light."
"The student and I had a busy session on Sunday, as we had not met in a week, and he has a test coming up on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The material for the test is quadratic equations with either real or imaginary roots. We discussed solving these problems via factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula, and we discussed how quadratic equations can come up in solving word problems. We were very focused for the entire two-hour session as we worked through a two-page review sheet, but I think that he was generally feeling good about the material when we finished. He had a couple of final problems to go over on his own after we finished, and I think he understood how to do them."
"The student and I had a good session. We went over her homework and the bulk of her study guide for her test. She was struggling a bit with the concept of similar shapes. We were able to work through it, and by the end, she had a better handle on it."
"The student and I had a great session working on exponential functions and logarithmic equations. She knew the material better from the start, so we were really able to focus on the details and see how to improve even more. We prepped for her quiz the next day."
"The student and I had a great session. We picked up where we left off before and worked on some of the extra problems that I gave him that he was struggling on. He was able to work through the problems on his own, only needing assistance when he was stuck, but was able to identify his problems on his own. I think that he will do well on his retake and fully understands the concepts after our meeting."
"The student and I had a productive session. I asked him to remember a couple things: y=-16t^2+vt+h0 is good for describing a thrown object, while y=-16t^2+h0 is good for describing a dropped object. Remember that in order to solve a quadratic equation, first try factoring; otherwise, use the quadratic formula. Remember that there are three ways to find a maximum. There is vertex form, x=-b/(2a) and the fact that x of the maximum is between the two zeros. For the last two instances, remember to plug x into your quadratic equation to find the y-value of the maximum, whereas in vertex form it is given to you."