Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We met to review material for an upcoming exam over second derivatives. The session was a comprehensive review of solving for first and second derivatives, their relationships to each other and their relationships to their parent function. The review included interpreting information simply from a graph as well as from a given equation. By the end of the session, the student felt that he had a solid grasp on all of the topics and said that he definitely felt prepared for the test."
"The student has a test tomorrow and we went over the review sheets for the test. We covered a lot of U substitution, which the student seems to have mastered. We agreed that studying the identities that will be on the exam are most crucial for his success considering he understands how to use them well."
"In today's session with the student, I covered new material after her second exam, as well as discussed a little bit on how she felt about the exam, so we could prepare better for her final exam. Then, I discussed a new section about revenue/cost/profit functions and marginal cost/revenue functions. I went through examples and the student then worked on problems and I guided her while she solved the problems. She also worked on homework problems for this section. In the next session, I will help her prepare for her coming quiz as well as any class materials."
"A great first session. We worked on graphical representations of series and using that in concert with a convergence test (p, ratio, geometric) to visualize the interval of convergence, rather than just solving for a numerical value. I think she's got a much better understanding now, and we have a session on Tuesday to continue this work or move on to new material as needed."
"We covered more of the student's chapter review for Chapter 3. These questions focused on derivation of trigonometric functions, and continued to use rules such as product, power, chain, and quotient rule as well as u-substitution. We also covered logarithm rules and implicit differentiation. He will continue to work on the homework and review questions and has his test later this week."
"Since our last session, him and his class have plunged into the exciting world of integrals/anti-derivatives, so this session was all about me constructing a solid logical foundation for the process. The form this took was repeatedly looking for a term whose derivative could match the interior of our integrals. Along the way I touched upon the Algebra of Integrals, the difference between definites and indefinites, and I previewed area between curves and integration by parts."