Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Started reviewing for his final, by going through his final review. Specifically went through questions the student felt he needed help on; Conics and Series arithmetic and geometric. Outlined a plan for study and review, in preparation for his final, and for a second session."
"Worked with the student on some more ratio problems for his math class. He is showing good progress here. He'll at first be confused, and then show a strong grasp of the problem the next day."
"We reviewed her test. She has a good understanding of the computational aspects of linear algebra. We discussed vector spaces, what identifies them, how to recognize when one is effectively the same as another, and the properties of inner products. I wrote a practice test for her to complete in preparation for our next session."
"We finished covering volume with the shell method and moved on to integration by parts. We will plan to finish this topic next session. The student was able to solve the volume problems."
"We worked on homework and test reviews. The first student has started factoring and is doing pretty well with it. She became a little confused by the multitude of steps, so I helped her come up with a method to get through those problems. The second student is working on probability and proportions. She's confident she did well on her most recent test covering those topics."
"The student and I spent more time on the interpretation of graphs of functions and their derivatives. This topic is visual in nature, and questions that test these ideas often involve few equations. These types of problems are great practice because they are conceptual and force students to grasp the relationships between features on graphs (e.g. slopes and concavity) and the analytical counterparts of these features (e.g. first and second derivatives). We also discussed the differentiability and continuity of piecewise functions. We worked on a challenging multi-step problem that gave him a great opportunity to engage with important conceptual underpinnings, this time while solving an equation-oriented question."
"We went over homework and material that tested knowledge of volume, area, surface area, and perimeter of two and three dimensional objects. We also discussed a writing assignment that would be due this week."
"During this session, we reviewed chapters 1-3 in great detail. The student demonstrated his knowledge of shape and angle definitions, how to set up and solve each problem correctly, and how to correctly use his calculator to graph inequalities and find intersection points. At the end of the session, the student seemed well-prepared for his midterm exam the following morning."
"We went over the topics that would be tested on the student's upcoming exam. This included the first derivative test, second derivative test, curve sketching, chain rule, differentiation, related rates, optimization, and other topics."
"I taught the student the final section that will be covered on her test. I gave her practice problems to do and she did extremely well. She sometimes forgot to put negative exponents but other than that had no troubles."
"We continued covering the topics in algebra for his final. The topics included factoring patterns, quadratic formula, logarithms, etc. Since the student went over these concepts a lot, therefore it was much easier to rehash the material."
"I taught the student how to divide decimals. I had her practice problems so that she was comfortable with the process. I gave her a quiz over adding, multiplying, dividing, rounding, and subtracting decimals. I had her write down the multiplication tables for numbers 2-9."