Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered finding the area between two curves today. The biggest challenge here is knowing how to break the computation up into distinct parts, and computing the intersection between curves. He grasped the concepts well once we walked through them. He is progressing well. I think our sessions are effective. It's easy to get lost in the small details, which we are able to address in our time together. He has finals coming up next week, so we will schedule extra sessions this week to review."
"The student and I covered finding the derivatives of inverse functions. I think she will understand more the more she does problems. We are meeting again next week before her test."
"The student and I covered finding the percent of a number, tax, gratuity, commission, and discounts using percentages. She struggled the most with having a conceptual understanding of the word problems she was assigned. She had a great attitude towards the work and was able to complete all of the problems assigned. I introduced a visual strategy to help her better understand the problems. I directed her to use online resources and worksheets for additional practice."
"The student and I covered finding the sum with an infinite sequence. We used the equation a1/(1-r). We also covered how to find the fraction form of a decimal."
"The student and I covered Gaussian elimination problems. He needed help with them, because they take so many steps to solve. He's not quite comfortable yet going through so many steps for just one problem, so we will continue to work on that. He's got a good attitude toward learning the material, and as long as he continues practicing, he'll be successful in his course."
"The student and I covered her class notes about contingency tables and the chi-square test, which will be on her test in a few days. We ran the tables with a couple of variables that she chose, and we worked on correctly interpreting the results. We are going to set up another session at the end of this week."