Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I did a lot of reading this time in addition to verbal practice. She's pretty solid on the reading and the verbal analogy section will just take more practice drills going over it. Next time we do verbal, we will do a diagnostic together."
"The student and I went over homework for section 2.2 involving sets and subsets. The problems we reviewed covered the concepts of one to one correspondence, equal sets, and subsets (proper and improper). We also reviewed cardinality and the number of subsets of a set 2^n. We will do more of this along with moving forward in order to keep her ahead."
"The student and I worked on his application essays today. We mostly talked about how to include relevant information and cut repetitive or overly descriptive passages. We also discussed how to include specific examples of ways in which the incident he was writing about changed him. We used passages from other essays to edit these ones and talked about adding technical experience."
"The student has been struggling with infinite limits of functions she isn't very familiar with such as the secant, cosecant, and cotangent functions. We spent most of the time helping her get better acquainted with each of the trigonometric functions, and then helping her get familiar with finding the limits, including infinite ones, of them. Her understanding of limits was greatly heightened throughout this session. We then covered continuity and differentiability of functions."
"The student and I reviewed some math assignments in his summer activities book. We reviewed unit rates. We also worked on problem solving; writing the equation for the problem and then solving the equation."
"Today the student and I continued to work on the foundation of economics. We went back over everything we discussed in our previous session including scarcity and choice, opportunity cost, and rational decision-making based on utility allocations. We then went back over the PPF (production possibilities frontier), and how it shows an individual's possibilities for allocation. We then added indifference curves into the equation, and talked about how their interactions with the PPF eventually determine an individual's best allocation. We then began to talk about markets and will pick up there on Thursday."