Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I explained how to use all of the tests for convergence for series. The student just had a test over the subject but was still pretty uncertain with the topics. At the end we did a handful of problems but he needs more practice. We used the nth term test, geometric series, alternating series test, limit comparison, direct comparison, and ratio test."
"In our first session we dove right into solving systems of equations, using primarily the elimination method on word problems as the student had a quiz on this method the next day. She was well prepared for the session and did not need much outside help except for a few minute errors here and there. She thought that word problems were a little tricky before the session started, but I feel as though we left the session with her feeling confident in her skills with the subject matter. Overall, she currently has a 102 average in her math class and I am certain that she will be able to maintain her high grade in this class."
"The student and I focused on word problems during this session. We started with two part word problems and moved into multipart word problems where she had to determine the different steps in order to arrive at the final solution. She did an excellent job once she started labelling everything! I will continue to encourage her to label all parts of a problem and think through the answer before starting on a problem."
"Today we covered material on the binomial and geometric distributions. The student struggled with some concepts that his teacher did not explain well, such as the expected value of a geometric random variable. He seemed to have a positive attitude towards my instruction. I left him some of the material on his practice test for extra practice"
"We reviewed integration with trigonometric substitutions. While most of the steps were clearly performed, there was some question about whether to leave the variables x and theta in the same expression during the integration process. The student had a nice fortitude towards overcoming any barriers to his understanding. The majority of our sessions have been devoted to homework and example review. While I have only seen homework grades, he expressed an interest in improving his test performances."
"Today the student and I went over the end of chapter 6 in her book: polynomials. We first covered synthetic division, before discussing long division of polynomials. Then we worked on finding the zeroes of third-order polynomials, before working on factoring third-order and fourth-order polynomials. We covered a number of examples from her textbook and after practicing many she felt confident in the approach. She sometimes has a tendency to want to skip a few beginning steps, but once she's reminded to read the problem over again she remembers what to do next. Lovely working with her."