Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we mainly covered exponential and logarithmic forms of equations. We discussed the inverse relationship between the two and how to convert from one for to the other. We also reviewed different methods for solving logarithmic equations using their properties. For practice we completed homework problems, on which he did very well."
"The student and I met today to review for a test coming up before our next regular session. We re-covered arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, including partial and infinite sums and the ratio test for convergence, infinite limits, and the Binomial Theorem. She was much more comfortable using all of these new concepts today, her only mistakes arising from arithmetic errors."
"The student's class is continuing work on introductory calculus. They are studying the definition of a derivative, limits, relative maxima and minima, and concavity. Her teacher gave them a very extensive packet and two weeks to work on it. We made it through a couple of pages, and we will certainly make it to the end sometime next week."
"The student was done with most of his physics material so we focused on pre-calculus, specifically polar coordinates. We learned how to convert from polar to Cartesian and how to figure out what the graph of a given equation should look like. We covered roots/solutions of a polar equation and then worked through a bunch of example problems making sure he was comfortable with the algebra and basic math concepts involved. It was a complex topic, but I think that we did a good job covering the key material."
"Since the student is missing a day of school next Monday, we went ahead in her calculus book to work on derivatives. We talked about the basic method of differentiation, derivatives of constants, constant multiples, product rule, quotient rule, and higher-order derivatives. After looking at a little bit of her physics homework on electrostatics, we studied for the physics tests by going over circuits, resistors, and Kirchhoff's rules."
"This was my first session with the student before her exam next week. We reviewed and work on her review packet for her exam on sequences and series. The student did very well on the sequences part of the review but she had been absent when her teacher covered series so she did not understand those problems. So I explained to her how to work out the problems and she was able to complete all the problems correctly. She does seem like she knows the material and how to correctly use the formulas very well."