Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we worked through the student's calculus practice exam and discussed strategies for how to study for her next general chemistry test and the final itself. She has multiple tests on Tuesday, one of those being calculus, so we did not cover any chemistry in depth today. She was disappointed with her last chemistry exam score, and so we are working on finding new ways to study the material and make her time with me most effective. We have also decided to meet three times a week through finals week to cover all of the material and have her internalize it."
"During our session, student and I covered implicit differentiation, first and second derivatives using the product rule and quotient rules, and finding tangent lines of a graph at a given point. He did well understanding the topics we covered. We are working on a test review that is due on Thursday. He will have a test this Thursday, and this will be a note to his progress in the course, and in our tutoring sessions. We will have one more session this week to try and work out more of the review questions before his test on Thursday."
"The student and I worked on some U-substitution review and worked on his homework. His homework dealt with a number of different ways in which calculus can be used to estimate irrational numbers like pi or 'e'."
"We specifically went over a homework the girls had on compound interest and simple interest. It covered the cost of credit and finding interest without having to use the formula for simple interest. It was a new way of solving interest problems, so it was a bit challenging. They had to use tables of monthly interest rates rather than the prt = I formula. However, doing several practice problems of each homework question they didn't understand helped consolidate the material."
"The student needs to review Algebra 2 concepts, specifically short answer questions and conic sections. We are going to refocus on those areas as we review and prepare her."
"We reviewed for the upcoming test involving arithmetic and geometric series and related concepts. He has to use formulas related to these series to solve problems, such as completing intermediate terms of a series. He will do well on the test. He knows how to test himself to make sure he understands how to do each problem. He should review again before the final to make sure he hasn't forgotten anything."