Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered with this student were factorial notation, arithmetic sequences, geometric sequences, recursive sequences, and summation of sequences. I also guided her in doing practice exercises from her textbook based on those concepts."
"Continuous and discontinuous functions with jumps and gaps were discussed. I illustrated the intermediate value theorem to explain continuity. I used examples to explain concepts the student had difficulty with."
"Covered parametric equations, polar/rectangular coordinates, and graphing equations. The student was really positive, working through long problems with enthusiasm. Extra practice could include similar problems to the one of Williamsburg and Smithtown, changing the numbers and degrees. Strategies for the student to use are always graph everything, look at the graphs for help, and memorize unit circle and trig identities."
"During this session we worked on some packets that the student had from a previous SAT prep course. The material specifically was solving systems of linear equations, as well as graphing linear inequalities and finding extreme points. She had a very good attitude throughout the session and felt like she was learning a lot. It seemed to me that the main thing she was struggling with was confidence in math, as she seemed to understand the material well. I advised her to continue on after a difficult problem as a study skill/test-taking strategy and to come back to it later if possible. I asked her to continue through her prep packets and to ask me about problems she struggles with, but to continue on through the packet after that."
"During this session with the student, we went over the homework problems that I had assigned the week before. It covered graphing rational equations, solving trigonometric equations, and unit circle review, as well as a quiz that I assign weekly to help him remember relevant formulas. He is very bright and can succeed in math if he sets his mind to it. His biggest problem is memorizing formulas, so we will go over different techniques to remember the necessary formulas."
"During this session, the student and I worked through the material that will be present on her midterm. We talked about inverse trig functions and trig identities. She was comfortable with the material. I told her to continue to work on practice problems to be better prepared for her exam."