Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, I helped the student review for her exam on problems involving finding critical points using first-derivative and second-derivative tests as well as optimization problems. I first explained and discussed the concepts with examples. Then, she worked on practice problems and I helped her along the way. After working on practice problems, she did problems from the sample exam and I helped her with them."
"Denis has a test tomorrow and we went over the review sheets for the test. We covered a lot of U substitution, which he seems to have mastered. We both agreed studying the identities that will be on the exam are most crucial for his success considering he understand how to use them well."
"A great first session. We worked on graphical representations of series and using that in concert with a convergence test (p, ratio, geometric) to visualize the interval of convergence rather than just solving for a numerical value. I think she's got a much better understanding now."
"We worked on integration in great detail focusing on u-substitution for the most part. We used both polynomials as well as trigonometric functions during integration. We also covered various functions of x with negative numbers as well as fractions as exponents. In these cases we focused on indefinite integration without needing to use u-substitution. The student seemed to get more comfortable with the integration techniques as we progressed through the lesson."
"The student is well prepared for the upcoming test. She just had to have something clarified about the chain rule and she did not know how to solve a specific derivative that she had never encountered before. However, she has the tendency to skip steps and rush to the solution. This can be detrimental even if she knows perfectly all the material. She needs to lay out all the steps and use a clean and clear notation, with no impatience."
"We worked on the student's review worksheet covering related rates, derivatives, integrals, mean value theorem, and everything she's done this semester. She got a 92 on her last test. She should continue memorizing and studying all that's she's learned this semester, and she shouldn't do work in her head."