Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began by looking over the mistakes from one of the pre-calculus tests to determine where we had erred, as well as where the test itself had erred. After that, we worked through his calculus homework together, practicing derivatives via the limit definition and determining differentiability via graphs of functions. The student struggled to recall how to substitute variables into functions, but once he had regained that skill, the rest of the work went smoothly."
"Topics: Analyze an issue, analyze an argument (outlining methods, possible essay structures, example types, identifying problems in the "argument" passages, determining what additional evidence would be helpful in making the argument more compelling, what not to do in the analyze an argument essays), assorted math recap and probability, combinations, and permutations. Progress: The student is practicing very well and making excellent progress. We have covered a lot of ground very quickly, and since she takes on so much work at home, I am sending her some additional notes and resources, which seem to be effective. I am confident that her score will be dramatically improved by the end of our sessions."
"During this session, the student and I covered rational algebraic expressions. He learned how to simplify them as well as how to solve them. We worked on a few practice problems from his notes afterwards so that he could apply what he learned. After that, we looked at variable relations: covered direct relations, inverse relations and joint relations. He learned how to set up and solve for the relations in each circumstance. We also worked some practice problems so that he could learn a routine for setting up and solving relations."
"This session we focused on prefixes, root words, and verbal reasoning. His verbal reasoning practice test was okay and the words he got incorrect he added to his vocabulary list. Next session we will go over math problems."
"Practice exams and homework assignments for reading and vocabulary. Worked through issues of wrong answers. He now knows that he is fully capable of completing these problems."
"The student did absolutely terrific this evening. We continued our work with the indirect statement, and he really brought his A-game to tutoring tonight. I am very proud of how far in his command of Latin he has come since this tutoring began."