Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's calculus homework assignments. She finished all of her homework and saved a few tough problems for us to review. Some of the concepts covered include Riemann Sums theorem and complex integrals."
"During this session we continued working on Taylor series and started polar coordinates. Most of the time was spent reviewing the notes but we managed to look at a few questions. Overall this session went well."
"The student and I continued to review for his final exam on Monday. He received some old exams from his instructor and we chose to review the one on vector calculus, parametric equations, and polar coordinates in its entirety. He was pleased with his performance and stated that our sessions have increased his confidence and abilities."
"The student and I reviewed roots, powers, imaginary numbers, and solving for the variable X in various types of problems. In preparation for his exam this Tuesday, we powered through the majority of the study guide solving roughly 20 mathematical problems while also explaining each one thoroughly."
"We started our review for the student's final test. We reviewed the first two of four chapters. The chapters serve as introduction to the concepts of derivatives and integrations, covering domain/range of basic functions, as well as existence of limits and continuity. These two are very abstract so she forgot some of them. She kept notes as I explained the points to her. We then practiced with problems from her textbook and quizzes and exams. We plan to have two more sessions to focus on the next two chapters and a final summary."
"This was our first session together. The student was working on simplifying radicals so we reviewed those and then worked on several problems together, beginning with numbers and working towards variable simplifications and rationalizing denominators. She was having trouble finding cube and 4th roots so we reviewed how to prime factor and pull out groups. She is very hard working and driven."
"The student and I met and went over her last webwork assignment, which involved a lot of Taylor, McLaurin, and Binomial series. We did a lot of practice problems and talked about the differences in the different series and when and how to use each one."
"The student and I reviewed the imaginary numbers during our session. Her teacher assigned her homework problems to practice factoring, foiling, and solving for equations that require utilizing imaginary numbers. Her teacher also introduced a new method for solving complex equations that require the use of the quadratic equation to solve them. We reviewed this method together and she completed problems utilizing this method. At the end of the session, she was able to complete her homework problems, covering all the topics discussed, with ease."
"During this session, the student and I worked through his homework assignments for his class. His assignments were focused on the second derivatives of functions, inflection points, the mean value theorem, finding minima and maxima of functions, finding continuity of functions. I instructed him to contact me if he has any questions prior to his test tomorrow."
"The student is working on inequalities and I explained to him the concept very clearly about the direction of his graph on a number line as well as how to solve them using the same methods he would in solving regular linear equations. He did have a practice worksheet on the material which he said he had completed most in class. We reviewed it step-by-step. Although he had a new material for homework, he said his quiz the following day wouldn't be on that material but on a concept we had studied two sessions back. We did a few more problems from the new material and then we went over the old material to prepare for his quiz the following day. He had two practice quizzes in which he did fairly well on."
"The student did not have a chance to complete the quiz for 2.07, so he worked through the five-question quiz, and I assisted as appropriate. We then walked through the slides for section 2.08, which is a continuation of logarithms, and he took the quiz for 2.08. Again, I assisted and prompted him as needed. We began walking through the slides for section 2.09, which covers the real world application of logarithms to problem solving. We will complete 2.09 on Wednesday, and then he will take the quiz."
"This was the first session with the student. We looked over previous exams he had taken in the class. We spent the majority of the time working on integrals with u-substitution. More specifically, we worked on integrals that required trig substitutions and du/u integrals. He will continue to work on these types of integrals and differential equations prior to the session on Thursday. He will also review any questions he may have on linearization and parameterization."