Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we went over the student's online assignment, which was on L'Hopital's rule and Newton's rule. We then briefly reviewed for the student's final. Overall this session went well."
"We met for our final session to finish reviewing material for the student's exam on Friday. We covered more material on using derivatives to solve min/max problems, the anti-derivative, indefinite integrals and definite integrals. I reviewed graphical methods of estimating definite integrals and techniques for estimating function values using the graphs of the first and second derivatives. Before we left, I suggested reviewing just a little bit more some algebraic techniques that were still causing some small hang-ups, but everything else he said he felt good about and didn't expect to have any problems with on the exam."
"I worked through several differential equations problems with the student on modeling exponential decay and growth. I gave him some variety by giving him a problem to work on about modeling a retirement account: exponential growth with a constant withdrawal. He found the material very easy."
"Today, we covered many problems relevant for the student's final. We covered many areas, especially 1st and 2nd derivatives, fractions, and basic order of operations. We also went over the labs he did, and I corrected all the errors or the skipped problems that were unanswered. Some of the material requires memorizing a specific formula in order to solve, such as Profit, Marginal Cost, and Revenue type problems. I encourage him to memorize the definition of the derivative using limits including all of the derivative rules and practice solving problems before taking the final exam."
"This was my final session with this student. He has a test in just a few hours and it sounds like a doozy of a test. We went over a couple of questions from the review that were really giving him trouble, which involved some pretty elaborate rotation and limit problems. However, in so doing we managed to cover a lot of sub-topics that will be important! Then I gave him a pep talk and some general tips; I think he'll do well on the exam!"
"Today, the student and I prepared for her exam for tomorrow. We reviewed a past exam and went through her study guide. The topics included anti-differentiation, derivatives, u-substitution, optimization, concavity and points of inflection, and area bounded between curves. She did a great job and should get in a good amount of practice for u-substitution before tomorrow. I am confident that she will do well. All the best!"