Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on a selection of problems from his online homework. It mostly covered applications of derivatives, graphing, and finding extrema with the first and second derivative test. I tried to emphasize what each method really did and why we want to use it."
"We reviewed for the student's upcoming test. We focused mostly on two types of problems. The first section focused on first and second derivatives of a function. We practiced being able to draw the graph of a function by finding it's critical points and inflection points and vice-versa. The next section focused on understanding asymptotes which required a quick review of limits. We are going to meet again tomorrow before the test, but the student feels that the sessions are helping and is feeling better prepared."
"Today we went over the student's review notes to prepare him for his test tomorrow. The student's exam is on integration, including the fundamental theorem of calculus 1 and 2 and the use of Riemann sums. He is doing ok with the problems. We worked through a few problems. He will continue working through review problems that use substitution to help him study. We talked through the Riemann sums and he seemed comfortable with that material."
"This was a great session. We covered some practice problems on differentiating different kinds of functions and working on the student's skill with the product rule and chain rule. She did very well with the practice problem I gave her last week, and she was able to follow along when I explained the equation of the tangent line to her. Next session will be on practicing finding the equation of the tangent line."
"We covered a lot of material related to trigonometry, such as sine, cosine, tangent, cosecant, secant, and cotangent, as well as Unit Circle, graphing trigonometric functions (including phase shifting), and other various trigonometric identities. We also discussed some specific study skills, including: breaking down a problem into its essential components and looking at how each part affects the problem independently. She has some online homework involving trigonometric identities that will be very good practice for understanding the material."
"We did one final review for the student's midterm. We mainly focused on problems in the book. By the end of the review session, I felt that he was sufficiently prepared for the exam. We went over again some things that he was struggling with before, like graphing and concavity. He still needed to memorize volume equations for different shapes before the exam."