Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student wanted me to work on a 30-problem online assignment concerning logarithms with him. He did very well on it. At the beginning of the session, he said he didn't know anything about logarithms, but by the end of the session he was doing very well on them. We finished it! He wants to meet on Monday to go over an exam review packet."
"The student wanted some help with his optimization homework. He had written an equation expressing the information in the word problem and differentiated correctly, but he was unsure of where to go from there. We discussed the basic principle behind optimization as well as properties of exponents to work towards the solution."
"The student wanted to continue working on SAT prep. We were able to complete the rest of the calculator section as well as the non-calculator portion of TEST 2. Several of the problems required using the graphing calculator to solve. I showed him how to enter linear inequalities, as well as quadratics, and read the graphs. Understanding how to use the TI-84 calculator can save time on tests like the SAT. I talked with him about working on his time usage to prepare for the SAT in February. Next week, I am going to have him work on 10 problems during a 15-minute period simulating the 1.5 minutes for each problem during the test. I am going to observe how he approaches the problems to see if I can offer further advice to help him improve his score."
"The student wanted to go over surface areas and volumes of cones, spheres, and hemispheres. We did several examples and finished our session with an example of a composite 3-dimensional shapes. We plan on going over more composite shapes in our next session."
"The student wanted to review for her quiz coming up this week, so we reviewed basic concepts for trigonometry, focusing on sin, cos, tan, and the inverse of those functions. Together we created a study guide, and did a lab related to geometry."
"The student wanted to spend today's session reviewing for her exam. We worked on problems finding antiderivatives using various techniques, including area under the curve, u-substitution, trapezoidal rule, and Riemann sums."