Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The concepts we covered today included finding the dimensions of an enclosed rectangular farmhouse which will maximize the area, writing equations of a line perpendicular to the line given, and finding missing values to an equation. The student seems to be okay with the material covered. She is reviewing for her upcoming assessment this Tuesday. Her attitude during the session was calm, positive, and receptive. During the session, I included strategies to help deal with fractions and how to check the work."
"The session went really well. First, we did some practice with implicit differentiation. Then, we went over inverse functions and their derivatives, such as the trigonometric functions. We covered several applications of these to analytic geometry and did some word problems. We also reviewed particle motion. Since we had extra time, we previewed the next topic the student will be covering in class, which was logarithmic differentiation."
"The student always comes prepared and we make really good use of our time together. Today was no exception. Building on a quiz she recently took and didn't feel great about, we discussed some options for how she might have done it differently, though in the end, we decided she might have pulled it off after all! Then we worked on simulation using the calculator and made good progress. Finally, in preparation for her upcoming test, we talked a bit about AP-level experimental design questions. I committed to finding and sending her some samples to work on."
"The student and covered multiplication facts and division problems. She has shown great strides and is growing each day, always has a great attitude, and is eager to learn. I always try and introduce new ways of looking at the same problems to give her different insights as to how to look at problems."
"The student and I just talked about what he was doing in each class and spent the remainder of the time practicing solving equations in two steps. The next time we meet, I will have him take an assessment so we can address any skill deficits."
"The student and I are continuing the marathon. This time, we were looking at absolute convergence, conditional convergence, and divergence of alternating series. The usual strategy is to put absolute values and hope for convergence on that so you can use the theorem that says SUM |a_n| converges then SUM a_n also converges, which saves on work."