Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on integration to determine area under a curve using two lines to bound it. The student did well with the material and his attitude was positive throughout the session. I included strategies to simplify the material and convey certain concepts."
"We covered some tricky IB problems regarding parabolas, points of intersection, and triangle areas. Additionally, we went through finding the vertex of a parabola. The student's attitude was positive, and he learns quickly. I'll send him some worksheets to practice what we covered today."
"The student and I continued to review free response questions. He seems to make more mistakes on questions dealing with older material, such as chain rule, than on the newer material (like integrals). We will tackle those types of problems more as we move forward."
"The student and I worked on exponent rules that she learned in class and I provided her with more practice problems besides the weekend homework. I have noticed that she is becoming more secure in her mathematics capabilities, especially since our last session. Next time we meet, she will bring me her last exam so we can review the errors and I will be bringing a practice state assessment exam so that we can start reviewing the material learned in her course thus far."
"We started working on integrals, covering the volume of revolved figures. The student was doing very well with these problems, and he understood the formulas and concept. He primarily needed assistance in understanding when to use which shape to integrate with, i.e., disk, ring, or cylindrical methods of integration. His teacher had given him some good notes explaining this, which we reviewed, and I also added a few pointers explaining the differences. I also had him take a look at the graphs and determine whether or not the curve touched the axis of revolution and how that affected the volume. He said this helped him visualize the process better, and he was doing very well in solving the problems on his own."
"During our session, we prepared for the student's unit test on rational expressions and equations. We reviewed vertical and horizontal asymptotes as well as identifying holes in the graph. We then reviewed test taking techniques and discussed slowing down to avoid simple mistakes."