Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we covered work. Specifically we solved the work to move part of a 10 ft chain up 6 ft, the work to stretch a spring, the natural length of a stretched spring, work of a variable force, work to move coal out of a deep pit, and work done by gravity vs. work done on gravity."
"We covered concepts on average of integrals, solving definite integrals using substitution and determining whether the integral is odd or even. We are working towards improving his understanding of the underlying principles and how they apply in the real world to help him relate to the material better."
"The student had a large handout of calculus review problems that her teacher gave out as review for the final, so we just worked on that. It was easy because she had already worked on it some and so she had several specific questions on certain topics. I covered some limit problems, L'Hopital's rule, u-substitution for integration, related rates, implicit differentiation, and differential equations."
"We reviewed material from the first half of the class (definition of a derivative, limits, and marginal revenue) and then worked on a few new concepts, including partial derivatives and the equations of spheres. We discussed plans for the next few sessions, since the class final is coming up next week."
"The student and I reviewed key concepts (limits and derivatives) for her upcoming final exam. She had a good understanding of the material and just needed a concise review. Her teacher did not give her any specific problem set or areas of focus so our next session will include a final exam review that I specifically create."
"During our first session, the student and I worked through three sheets of problems from his calculus packet. Each sheet covered a different topic, so by the end we had worked through problems relating to slope fields and differential equations, particle motion, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Many of the problems required taking the derivative or integral of a function, and he already understood the material very well, having difficulty only with particularly difficult u substitution problems. We worked through those difficult integrals requiring u substitution step by step and by the end the student was easily completing similar problems"