Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student #1 and I did a review of new chapter concepts and worked through examples from the book. Student #2 and I reviewed her practice calc packet and reviewed extra examples to prep for final test."
"Today the student and I finished the extrema section of the class and moved on to related rates word problems. He has mastered how to find derivatives, critical points and inflection points."
"We went over homework, and I supervised practice problems. The student shows significant improvement on homework and quiz grades."
"We worked with different resources to improve her recognition skills when working with fractions. We discussed recognizing fractions that are expressed in bar and pie diagrams while using bar diagrams to find common denominators."
"The student and I decided to meet earlier than Saturday due to her having a large test on Friday. The test was on the 6 trigonometric functions and all their associated applications such as graphing, deriving, and "inverting." By using her teachers test guide, we were able to cover many of the areas. Her main concerns with knowing how to find certain values of a trigonometric function were what we mainly focused on. I brought her a completed unit circle to use as reference during this session but we tried not to use it often so as to get her comfortable with the coordinates of the similar triangles. She is able to convert radians to degrees and degrees to radians quickly. I left her with a few remaining problems to work on that dealt with finding all six trigonometric functions for one angle as well as deriving coordinates from an unknown theta. Next time we meet our work will be primarily focused on graphing these functions and their transformations."
"We went over finding the volume of solids created by rotating a certain area around the x- or y-axis. We covered both the disk and washer methods and how to identify when each method should be used. In addition, we also went over creating a solid by rotating around a horizontal or vertical axis that is not the x- or y-axis, and how it changes the equations needed inside the integral. We looked at a practice problem for the advanced class exam that covered solids created by rotating around an axis, so the student could see how this topic might come up; especially in the free-response section. Lastly, we looked through a practice version of the first section of the exam to see how some of the topics are presented in the multiple choice section and to get a feel for how to approach them. She is doing much better with finding the volumes of solids, once we had a chance to go through a couple problems and was able to see how the graph helps set up the integral."