Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continue to work on sections 9.1-9.6 in preparation for the upcoming test (now rescheduled to Friday). The student is doing fine."
"Today we covered the area between two curves. We went over student's homework. She was able to go through the homework with minimal assistance. Only corrected her on mathematical mistakes. After the 6 problems of homework, we worked through the area problems under the practice problems sets. These were much harder than the homework problems so she needed some explanation but after she understood the concept she was able to find the area. Overall great session."
"We covered Arc lengths and surface area type problems, and differentiated the differences between what it mean by dy/dx and dx/dy."
"We had a great first session! I explained the solutions for homework #5 on discrete distributions and expected value/ variance, and asked the student questions as we went through it to keep her following along with the concepts. We also went over the practice questions on discrete distribution probabilities to prepare for the quiz tomorrow, and I talked to her about how to keep track of when to use the different formulas and recognizing problem types to know the correct approach to solving. She stayed very engaged and focused, and clearly communicated to let me know when she did or didn't understand something, so we worked well together during the session."
"We covered vector multiplication, vector lengths, and angles between two vectors. We went over some sequence problems and some problems using the derivative to find extremum or critical points. Since the student has not really seen these topics in his class before, it is important that he does some review. He is catching on quickly."
"We went over practice problems for integrals that required u-substitutions or trig substitutions. One of the keys is to remember the trig identities and check if any of those will help us evaluate the current integral. The other key the student figured out towards the end is that when you do a trig substitution on a definite integral, you also need to convert the limits of integration to the new coordinate system. Further practice at our session on Thursday will help solidify the things we covered in this session."