Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Covered differentiation and different techniques. Also previewed the different rules for finding derivatives. The student can struggle with concepts at first, but learns quickly and does not make simple errors in operations."
"Initial meeting. Discussed the concept of the limit, limit notation, examples of how to calculate limits with tables of values, and the limit definition of the derivative. In the short term we need to improve the student's understanding of how to manipulate limit expressions and give him practice with limit differentiation problems. In the longer term we should buttress his algebraic fundamentals as he learns new topics for the course. I haven't left the student with extra practice but I did ask him to send along more information so we can focus our efforts on Wednesday."
"We spent the session talking about the u-substitution integration method. The student missed the last class where this was covered, so we spent some time talking about the general method before looking at a group of practice problems. He mostly did well with the problems that we looked at, especially since this was his first time doing u-substitution. However, he did make a few mistakes related to algebra and differentiation. It will help the student to review pre-calculus and differential calculus, since you need a good understanding of both of these topics to do integration."
"This was my first session with the student. We worked on preparing her for her first calculus test which is on Thursday. We covered limits, trig identities and continuity. She seems to understand everything after I explain it. I think she just has a hard time keeping up with her teacher during class. We worked on some of the problems that her professor assigned, and I assigned some for her to do before we meet tomorrow."
"The student and I spent the session learning how to find the anti-derivative of various functions. We went over the basic rules, then did several homework problems that covered this. We also covered how to take the integral of trig functions, and started discussing how to take more complex integrals through substitution."
"The student and I worked on his Calculus homework. He had a good understanding of the material, but he had some gaps in the old calculus concepts that needed to be filled."