Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I ran through some drills and raced each other today. We worked on fractions and decimals (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing) and brushed up on some of the methodology that she didn't remember. We also did some work on area and perimeter of rectangles and some on negative integers (which she said she's never learned before). She did well with the mix of questions, and we will continue working on them so she feels more comfortable when she sees them again."
"The student and I received a review packet and determined that the material we practiced during the last few sessions weren't directly connected to the material in the packet, so we spent time learning how to apply all the techniques learned for the problems in her review packet."
"The student and I reorganized his math binders and reviewed his homework and classwork. I gave him practice problems on multiplication as well as a quick quiz on the formulas for his quiz on Monday. His confidence seems to be back where it was when we first started, and I believe he is comfortable with the material."
"The student and I review for her test, focusing on limits, the precise definition of limits, and techniques of integration. She had an excellent attitude."
"The student and I reviewed a few concepts today, most notably remainder theorem, factor theorem, and finding the number of triangles possible given two sides and an angle. He seemed comfortable with those topics and just needed a brief refresher of each. Once that was settled, we moved onto his next math section, which is vectors. We discussed the definition of a vector (magnitude and direction), scalar multiplication, vector addition, and position vectors. He also seemed to understand this topic well, being able to accurately apply them to example problems from his book. I feel that this will be a good section for him."
"The student and I reviewed a little about critical points and derivative tests to characterize the critical points, and then solved several problems on that, and on optimization and linear approximation, and the mean value theorem. She knew the material pretty well. She just needed to review and organize the information in her head so she felt like she had a coherent grasp of it. She had an optimization problem that was giving her trouble (optimize the volume of a trapezoidal trough in terms of the angle of a side), but as I explained it, she followed the solution easily, and was able to do a similar problem correctly on her own."