Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we covered GCF, LCM, and equivalent and simplifying algebraic fractions. The student has a test tomorrow, so we made sure that he was ready."
"The student and I went over a test to which he could make corrections to earn back some points. The test was on matrix math and systems of equations. Upon review, most of the mistakes he had made were minor errors because he was rushed during the test. He seemed to have the concepts down very well."
"The student and I practiced factoring and solving simplifying imaginary expressions. We worked on her worksheet and also practiced assigning quantum numbers to certain elements."
"The student requested that we meet again today because he has a test in calculus tomorrow. Similar to our last session, we worked on the chain, product and quotient rules. He had a bit of a tough time recalling the chain rule when it is applied within another derivative. For example, when taking the derivative of a logarithmic function, he had trouble recognizing what do to do with the derivative of the inner part. Like last session, I used variables and a step by step system to help him get through these problems. As I left, I recommended that he do more problems in his worksheet (or redo the problems) in order to get more practice. Specifically, I recommended he redo some word problems and some chain rule related problems."
"Today we combined u substitution with the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus to solve definite integrals. The student caught on quickly and understood the concept, so I have no doubts that she will do well on the quiz. We also discussed her previous test and quiz and made corrections where necessary. We will meet again tomorrow to continue working on material she missed or was unsure of to prepare for the next quiz on Wednesday."
"The student continues to prepare for his upcoming test. I see definite improvement in his clarity of thought and self-confidence. We focused this evening on: 1. evaluating a definite integral with set limits by treating it as an infinite limit of the sum of left-ended Riemann rectangles; 2. some definite integral evaluations; 3. properties of integrals; and, 4. the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus."