Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we reviewed the student's entire practice test again to ensure that he was fully prepared and confident for his test on Friday, 3/28. His practice test covered min/max's, concave ups/downs, decreasing/increasing, inflection points, optimization, relative extremes for 3D surfaces, and optimization with relative extremes. I answered any questions he had about the problems and gave a little insight into why we do these problems. He has a great grasp on all of the subjects listed above. We spent most of our time just reviewing all the problems and talking about how to go through an optimization problem step by step. The toughest part is sometimes setting up the initial problem. I gave him some online documents that had multiple optimization examples and how to go through them. This way he could study other examples before his test. I do not have any concerns with the student and feel confident that he will do great on his test."
"Having caught up with his work, today the student and I looked ahead at upcoming concepts; I taught him the first- and second-derivative tests for finding relative extrema, points of inflection, intervals of increase or decrease, and concavity. The student seemed to take to the new concepts pretty quickly, but we still practiced a few different examples to make sure it all stuck."
"The student and I first reviewed her latest quiz on u substitution and redid problems that she had issues with. We next worked on the next section which was applications of integration. We did problems that required finding the area between two functions, in terms of both x and y. She was quick to recognize her mistakes on the quiz and how to fix them, and after some practice she did well independently solving problems in the new section."
"The student and I covered review from unit 1 - Integrals, Anti-derivatives, Riemann sums, etc. to help her get a grasp on material from earlier in the semester. She did extremely well and picked everything up so quickly! She's going to continue to do practice problems from Unit 1 this week and we'll continue to do part-review, part-new material for the next few sessions."
"We worked through derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions. We reviewed past derivative techniques. The student needs to go back through past chapters especially that cover critical points and points of inflection. He will work on derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions, and will become comfortable with the general form of differential equations, which he will learn in class tomorrow."
"The student seemed to grasp the material very well and after short explanation he caught on very quickly. He mostly worked on problems from his homework having to do with finding the volumes of 3-D objects using integrals."