Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the homework problems she didn't understand. We covered a number of topics, including solving systems of equations, solving problems algebraically when there were fractions or quadratics, finding slope and equations of lines, graphing solutions, and doing absolute values of functions. She has a good knowledge of math, but forgets some of the formulas or how to approach a problem correctly. She can follow the logic as I explain how to solve the problem, and is able to do additional problems herself. She just needs a little guidance to get the hang of things in the beginning. We plan to meet again next week on Monday."
"The student and I went over the Laplacian equation. She then did her homework problems. I showed her the complex Fourier series, and we reviewed a bit on partial derivatives and chain rules."
"The student and I went over the last of her review for her final. She came very prepared (as usual) with questions that she was unsure of. We went over all of these including: Venn diagrams (set theory), Cartesian products, equivalence relations and reflexive, symmetric, and transitive properties. I left her with some more practice problems just in case she needs them!"
"The student and I went over the material for her upcoming test in math. The chapter is on ratios, and we focused mostly on indirect measurements, how to write an equation for ratios of similar triangles. She has a good grasp of most of the math. We worked out the harder problems from her textbook, which involved a similar triangle drawn inside of a larger triangle, using the Pythagorean principle to solve for a side, and drawing the diagram from given numbers. These were set up differently from problems she had worked out before, so she had a harder time knowing where to start. However, after seeing an example, she picked up on how to work out the problems on her own quickly. We also went over a brief proof of why the triangles were similar and how to convert units. We focused on writing out the equations to problems so that a teacher can follow the work easily, and using estimation to make long division a little faster."
"The student and I went over the pre-algebra section of his test, and most of the math section. His paragraph on Hamlet was good. I want him to make sure that if he's written something, he can back it up. We will continue to work on that."
"The student and I went over the ratio test, root test, intervals of convergence, radius of convergence, finding the Taylor series using one already given, finding a Taylor series from scratch, writing the sigma notation, and finding a general expression for the nth term."