Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on probability theory - basic probability, random variables, counting and combinatorics, permutations and combinations, probabilities for rolling dice and other similar scenarios, the binomial theorem, probability distributions, and applying these ideas to several word problems. The student didn't really struggle with any of it and did the calculations very well."
"Today was just going over homework. Student 1 had some review over dilations, which she understands really well. She sometimes needs help remembering not to rush. Student 2 had started working on solving and simplifying rational equations and expressions, and just had some homework to work through. She needs to review her factoring for this because that's the weak link here."
"We reviewed slope field and initial condition problems in calculus, using the student's test review package. Since this was an online session, I didn't get a chance to probe deep into her foundation in the matter, but focused on saving time and working on more problems. Through the process, I did feel that she needs to review her basics in integrations involving complicated trigonometric functions."
"The student and I worked on matrices to review multiplication of matrices and also how to get determinants of matrices. We also talked about how to figure out patterns from sequences, including how to find the explicit and recursive forms."
"The student and I spent our time together reviewing and reinforcing the materials from the last week of class. In particular, we were focused on exponential functions, and how to draw mathematical conclusions from them. He had a packet from class, and had completed the first few pages in school, but we went through what he had done, and I had him explain to me how everything worked. We then set about looking through the rest of the packet. I gave him some new insights into how to think about exponential functions, especially when wondering whether they converge to real numbers or not. He seemed to have a good grasp of this idea, and executed it well, when we went through the practice problems. Additionally, he showed me a schedule for his class and I was able to get an idea about what sort of work he will have, between now and the next time I will see him."
"We went over several homework problems from a textbook involving exponents and roots. At first he was not sure how to do problems involving fractional exponents, but after I covered each step a few times he seemed to be comfortable with the remainder of the questions."
"The student received a 101% on the quiz he took last week. Tonight, we covered equations for cycles and ellipses. He had a great grasp of circles and made a lot of progress on ellipses. He should do fine on the quiz covering these topics tomorrow."
"Today we went over graphing exponential functions which he seemed to pick up pretty well, as well as giving the standard equation for a plane given 3 points. He ended up being able to do them mostly on his own by the time we were done. He just needed a little help with how to eliminate various variables, but I showed him a couple of ways and he understood them well."
"Volumes of shapes using integrals, moments using integrals, inverse trig integrals. The student grasped the concept of what the integral was."
"The student has moved on to permutations and combinations in math. She knows the equations down pat. We did several practice problems of each and I tried to illustrate for her each time why we would use the type of formula we did. We also reviewed formulaic counting."
"During this session I assisted my client in working through online practice problems to help him prepare for his test on Friday. We worked through 4 practice, and he was able to get a perfect score."
"Today we covered how to determine maxima and minima by implicit differentiation. The student seems to be getting it really well. We also went over her last exam. Again, she understands the concepts. She's doing much better. I'd like to see a 100% on her next test. I know she can do it."