Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed for the student's final exam. We specifically covered some integration concepts. He was able to integrate functions when given a graph. He struggled most with this concept. He is going to look over his notes a bit more before the exam."
"We reviewed the student's test on determining local minimums and maximums, inflection points, and other features necessary to graph complicated functions. We then began to review integration and also brushed up on the mean value theorem."
"The student and I went over derivatives, integrals, probability, and Newton's law of cooling for her test. No new grades. I tried to pick the highest yield areas for her and give her some tips for tomorrow. She has homework and old tests to review. No concerns."
"We worked on differentiation, especially emphasizing the chain rule. The student does know & understand the material very well, he just needs more practice before his upcoming exam. Overall, I'd say that he's in great shape for his exam, especially once he's done practicing by completing all of the assigned problems."
"We first went over the problems I left him to practice from last week. He got all but two correct and figured out his mistakes by himself. Then we started a new chapter over applications of derivatives. Only made it through one section with the problems each taking a lot of work to complete. He said he was totally understanding the concepts though and just needed to be careful with algebra steps."
"We primarily covered the more complex methods of finding derivatives such as multiplication, division, and the chain rule. The only thing he seemed to struggle with was when multiple rules needed to be applied to one function. However, he picked it up quickly and was eventually able to solve complex problems fairly easily."
"We worked on derivative graphs again today. Since there was time in between our last meet ups, we needed refreshers. We worked on the graphs for the whole time, for there were some issues that he had about confusing the process of finding the derivative graph versus finding the regular function graph. I left him with practice on the graphs for the weekend. We also decided that we are going to work on a previous test next time so we can go over some basics."
"The student is still working on applications of the derivative and solving derivatives using the chain, product and quotient rules. He had a homework assignment that he was able to work on. He is comfortable with the calculus portion, so we focused mostly on reviewing the algebraic techniques that are required for solving the problems."
"The student and I began work on basic integrals. We covered integrations of constant, linear, exponential, and trigonometric functions. He has a quiz this coming week, and we will meet one additional time to prepare for it."
"He had a homework assignment over some AP problems so we worked through that. They included continuity, the early calculus theorems, the fundamental theorem of calculus, Riemann sums, and piecewise functions. He generally knows what to do with a few hints. After this session he has a much better understanding of what taking the integral of a function over a domain does especially if that function is a rate of some kind."
"I had given the student some homework to do, so we went over the homework and I had him explain a couple of problems. We then moved on to new material focusing on limits and derivatives. I again gave the student some homework to complete so that he gets the proper practice with the material."
"We went through a bunch of review problems on derivatives. It came up during this that the student is a little rusty on working with logs so I talked about them as review. She seemed to be comfortable with her rules for derivatives but needs more practice before she has them memorized in time for her test Friday."