Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met the student one last time before her final. I pulled up an old Calculus final from my school's website and we worked through most of the problems. We also went over some tricks like how to use symmetry on an odd or even function. We talked about the fundamental theorem of Calculus, and worked a few optimization problems too. One of the questions was on the derivatives of inverses, and she did it perfectly - so the session yesterday did seem to help. Overall I think she's all set to ace this final. As long as she keeps her fractions straight when doing Algebra and looks over the important theorems one more time, she'll do really well."
"For this session we began to review for the student's final exam. We covered limits, logarithmic functions and their derivatives, and calculating extrema of a function. She is doing very well and I believe she will be prepared for he final."
"With his final exam tomorrow, the student and I went over his most difficult topic - integration - and practiced several examples. I wrote down and explained to him that there are three major ways of dealing with complicated integrals (at least that he will see in this course): integration by parts, integration by substitution, and the use of inverse trigonometric functions. I made sure he had a list of these and how to recognize when to use them before we were done with our session."
"We reviewed some old free response problems from the AP exam to prepare for the student's upcoming test. We also looked at a few curve-sketching problems. He understands the fundamental concepts well, so most of our work focused on problem-solving techniques in calculus."
"Today we focused on going more in-depth to the understanding of curve sketching. The student has an exam on Thursday, so we worked diligently to prepare her. She seemed to better understand, and she was very excited about her progress. We focused on using the graph of the f derivative to draw the parent function."
"We went over the general study guide today to help the student to prepare for the final. She just needs to finish the package! With a little practice she will be good."