Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over sections in her book that she is having a quiz over. We covered vertical and horizontal asymptotes of polynomial function, limits of functions that typically result in an undefined answer when just plugging in, and the Squeeze Theorem. She did quite well, retaining much information from my work with her over the summer, and performed all algebraic operations quickly and easily."
"We did a lot of problems on trigonometric values, dividing polynomials and equation of a line. I discussed concepts involved in the problems before we answered his class assignments."
"We reviewed for the student's first calculus exam, which covers limits and derivatives. Her intuition in solving problems continues to grow, but she does still need to challenge herself by solving the problems that require more critical thought. Additionally, I would encourage her to review basic algebra techniques as these will be useful for the remainder of the semester. I recommended that she get a good night of rest for her first exam."
"We reviewed for the student's final, focusing on volume calculations and Taylor series. Good attitude. Strategies included looking at symmetries to decide on best method for find the volume (slices vs shells, what differential to use, etc.)."
"Today we covered some algebra concepts that are commonly used in calculus, such as factoring, and finding a common denominator. From there we covered some limits, limits from the right and from the left, derivatives, derivatives at a point, and finding the tangent line of a function at a given point. We also covered how to use the quotient rule for derivatives. I really like how by the end of the session, she realized that she was able to do some of the problems that had once stumped her."
"Today we covered definition of limits, Squeeze Theorem, and limits of functions at a certain x value. We defined delta as the change in x and epsilon as the change in y for the definition of limits. We learned that Squeeze Theorem squeezes a function between two functions. A certain function is greater than the middle function while another function is smaller than the middle function. When the upper and lower functions have the same y value, then the middle function also has the same y value. For limits of functions at a certain x value, we simplified the expression and eliminated factors that were on the numerator and denominator. Then we plugged in the x value on the new form of the expression. The student was eager to learn the material. He is understanding most of the concepts better."