Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed condensing log functions, natural log, and compound interest equations. He knew the equations for calculating compound interest and successfully completed each problem. I then wrote a couple of log and natural log functions for him to condense. I introduced him to the natural log function, as his teacher hadn't gone over it in depth yet, and he got the general idea. I just gave him an overview so he would have an idea of it when they do go over it in class. Overall, the session went very well."
"The student and I discussed critical points, points of inflection, and the intervals over which functions are increasing or decreasing, and intervals of concavity. These characteristics are found by analyzing first and second derivatives and their zero points. There was some confusion while sketching graphs, but that was cleared up by working step-by-step, addressing those curve behaviors at each critical and inflection point. We then used what we know about critical points to work out an equation for optimizing (maximizing) area of a rectangle under a parabola."
"The student and I discussed his struggles when it comes to reading and math. I reviewed his daily homework and what the expectations are. Mom says he has a hard time being able to concentrate and focus when it comes to his nightly work. He does have an extensive amount of homework, which can be a daunting task. We came up with a plan to tackle the homework so it doesn't seem so overwhelming. He needs to work on his multiplication facts in order to help math go more smoothly. We will try to implement some fun activities to get him moving and maybe get some "wiggles" out that will help him focus. Our plan is to meet twice a week to work on daily homework, build on some missing foundation skills, and work on study habits."
"The student and I discussed how well he committed to our agreement of dedicating one hour of homework every day for homework; he states it went well. Today we focused on a homework assignment on the topic of applying slope to real world problems. The student showed good understanding of the material and was able to verbalize his thought process. We worked on showing his work on paper so that he would receive full credit for his work."
"The student and I discussed related rates problems, focusing on setting up the equations and properly deriving them to get the necessary quantities. By the end of the lesson, he was getting through each problem with minimal assistance and seemed to understand the concept very well. Next time, I will bring some extra practice on this topic, just to make sure we fully cover it. Also, I would like to discuss previous topics more with him, to figure out what he has struggled with in the past or potentially figure out a better study method for him."
"The student and I discussed solving quadratic equations and simplifying complex numbers. She was eager to learn, and her confidence level was about 7 on the scale of 1-10. We agreed that she needs more practice on the concepts we learned, so I gave her some questions to practice on her own."