Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had very specific problems regarding a section in her book. I was able to show her how to do the problems and we practiced additional problems until she learned it perfectly. We continued on in the chapter a few sections ahead of the class."
"Today the student and I reviewed for his test tomorrow. We did discuss how to find work done in pumping out water, hydrostatic force, and the center of mass of a region of uniform density. I wrote down the formulas for arc length, surface area, and average value for him. We did not do any review of volumes of solids except for one shell example. These are mostly straightforward problems using a formula, so if he can get all the formulas on his card, he should be okay on the test."
"Today's meeting with the student we covered converting equations into standard and or slope intercept form; determining an equation given a point and the equation of a parallel or perpendicular line; shading of a graph described by inequalities."
"This week, the student and I began a new unit covering standard form equations, and graphing their solutions. I spent time with her reviewing slope intercept form, and slope formula, as well as reviewing how to plot points onto a graph. Her homework required her to graph equations, and find the slope from standard form. She was very good about finding values on her own. Before ending, we reviewed everything we covered today, and I left her with the suggestion that she practice dividing fractions, as it came up a couple of times."
"We worked through the student's algebra word problems involving various problem types. Our main focus was on using the information provided to correctly set up an algebraic equation. His understanding of how to do this progressed well throughout the session."
"The student and I started the session with a quick assessment on solving problems with negative variable. She showed great improvement and speed in solving the problems. We then completed a review problem on simultaneous linear equation. We also worked on a couple problems on solving the area of a kite. I ended the session by briefly introducing the vertical angles and paralleling angles."
"The student and I went over almost all his study guide for the exam they have tomorrow. We did mostly differentiation focusing on chain rule. I touched to a linearization concept. They just started discussing it in class and I explained to the student the meaning of it and gave him the formula to use. We went over linearization method to estimate functions such as the value of square root. I also gave him a method to use to find the derivative of a number raised to the independent variable such as d(4^t)/dt."
"She has a test next week so we started working on the review assignment her professor gave out. We also started on optimization problems and spent a bit of time on curve sketching. I made copies of my old notes for her to keep as well as left her with some worksheets of example problems."
"We covered limits and some of differentiation ( chain rule, quotient rule, and product rule) as well as the basic derivative formulas."
"Today, we jumped right into the practice problems relating the use of L'Hopital's Rule. Most of the practice problems were very similar as the example problems they gave in the beginning of the section so the student was able to easily guide himself through the problems. In the middle, we even had time to refer back to some example problems and go through a few practice problems that I made on my own. We finished all the homework problems and just started to move into the next section until time ran out for the session. Overall, this session was absolutely amazing with no struggles and concerns whatsoever."
"The student and I reviewed more related rates problems. They took the whole session. We are meeting again Monday to study for test."
"We went over a quiz involving derivatives, the chain rule, and product rule. We also reviewed for her test on Tuesday. We went over finding the maximum and minimum as well as word problems and first and second derivatives."