Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student had done a few multiple choice problems, but he spent most of his time studying for his chemistry AP test. We completed a non-calculator multiple choice section and stopped the session there."
"We covered solving rational equations. We reviewed his worksheets, and I explained the questions he did not understand."
"In preparation for the algebra test on Wednesday, we focused on concepts from Chapter 8. We completed practice problems from her worksheets to solidify understanding of solving polynomial equations by graphing, factoring, and dividing. We also walked through how to use the fundamental theorem to determine the number of possible rational roots, substitute potential zeros to get a remainder of zero, and finally solve by dividing and/or factoring. When factoring is not possible for a binomial, often the quadratic equation can be used to find the zeros. She successfully explained the differences between absolute and relative maximum and minimum values. She then completed a handful of problems from her homework that required understanding of how to solve using the least common denominator. She was proficient in everything assessed. Two things to remember are 1) double-checking answers to confirm correct completion and 2) completely writing out each step of a problem to make sure that the signs and factoring are done correctly. Finally, she made a plan to finish worksheets, homework, and review concepts to prepare for her test."
"We worked on her Algebra 2 review for her exam tomorrow; we covered such topics as logarithms and natural logs. We also worked on her chemistry review, which covered stoichiometry and limiting reactants."
"Today the student and I worked on finding volumes using washer/dish and cylindrical shell methods. She was having struggles visualizing the drawing of the graphs, so during her homework we focused on the initial graph before working through the integral. We worked on 7 problems and she finished her homework assignment. We are scheduled to meet next week to prepare for her test."
"The session on Monday: We covered problems dealing with the introduction of radians. We went over how to convert degree measures to radians and radian measures to degrees. The student did very well with this. The session on Tuesday: We went over the graphs of sine and cosine curves. We looked at the basic sin and cos graphs, then we talked about amplitudes, frequency, periods, and horizontal shifts. She was definitely understanding the concepts by the end of the session, but I was unsure of the level of accuracy her teacher expected from the graphs. The steps to graphing these curves might need to be a little more refined if her teacher expects more accuracy. But conceptually, she has a good grasp on it, and should keep working on finding the period of the curve, using the frequency given in the equation."