Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued our review for the AP test by going over some of the free response and multiple choice questions she has been given. The problems we did involved exponential growth, Taylor functions of combined Taylor series and conceptual (rather than mathematical) integrals. Things went very smoothly. The student understands all the concepts very well, and it is the approach that needs work. In this level, as we have discussed, there is almost always more than one way to go about doing the problem, and we are working on how to figure out which will be the easiest and quickest."
"We covered sigma notation, summation, and differentiation. The student was struggling the most with limits. The student was focused and learned quickly. I gave him a few tips on how to solve summations. We will meet again tomorrow for another session."
"The student completed the review. We had to review some questions regarding related rates and differentials, as well as implicit differentiation. He had some of the basic concepts down. For his test tomorrow, he should print out the practice exam that his instructor provided, cut out the answers and do all problems except #7 (not on this semester's test)."
"The student reviewed for an upcoming test, reviewing the first derivative test for extrema, maximums, minimums and points of inflection, and increasing and decreasing intervals, and he reviewed the second derivative test for critical points."
"Today, we began by looking back at older material to prepare for a quiz. This included indefinite integration and the relationship between a function and its derivatives and antiderivatives. Afterward, we looked at 3 types of Riemann Sums: left-boundaried, right-boundaried, and midpoint. As an introduction to the next topic, we discussed the failure of Riemann Sums to provide an exact area and how definite integrals would be preferential."
"I met with the student to go over new material for her next quiz. The quiz covers the concept of differentials. This meant that derivatives also had an extra differential notation added on to help solve for the exact changes occurring at specific moments in time. Once I helped her understand the concept, she had no trouble with the material."