Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Final review before test. Continued work on topics from previous sessions. U-substitution and Riemann sums. Talked about how one Riemann sum could represent multiple integrals and how to shift between them (the test will be largely multiple choice)."
"We started going over the crystallization lab from Chemistry. Then, we moved on to Algebra 2, to prepare for her quiz on Friday. She understands the graphing of parabolas and circles well. She has a good understanding of the overall concepts."
"The student has now been introduced to a few anti-derivative formulas, so we worked through a few definite integral problems involving them, along with problems based on the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Then we discussed how to find the area between two curves. She felt very confident about the material by the end of the session and prepared for her test next Tuesday."
"Today we covered how to find the volume of an object by integrating cross-sectional areas. This included strategies for square, semi-circular, triangular, and rectangular cross-sections. By the end of the session, these problems were easy to solve."
"This week the student and I worked more on geometry. At first he had a few challenges calculating angles but after I showed him a few tricks he had no issues. I also recommended that he do some more practice problems after I left."
"The student is just starting some basic trigonometry concepts. We made it through her worksheet together and I'm confident she understood the material by the end if the session."
"The student and I met for a short session of Algebra 2 tutoring. In this session we focused on how to take the inverse of a function. This included how to do the inverse of logarithms. He seemed to have a strong grasp over this concept."
"Today the student and I reviewed over how to find areas of circles, trapezoids, triangles, and rectangles. Then we apply that to figure out volume of each shape. We played with the formula for area and circumference of the circle, and she did extremely well. She also informed me that she made an A on her last test over least common multiples and greatest common factors."
"The student is feeling confident about most of the current coursework. We briefly looked over integral problems related to finding area and volume. Most of the time was spent working on the most recent section to be covered which is working with sequences. We looked at different types of sequences, how to evaluate them, whether they converge or diverge, and how to take the limit of a sequence as the nth term approaches infinity."
"The student and I discussed inverse functions, natural logs, and exponential functions. We discussed limits, derivatives, and integrals of the latter two in depth, with several practice problems. The student could use a little work in mastering the basic derivatives and integrals of the exponential and logarithmic functions."
"We covered division of fractions and mixed numbers. Because there weren't a lot of questions in the student's homework assignment, I created a short quiz for him to take after he was done with his homework. Although he is very knowledgeable about how to divide fractions, his mistakes are often the result of him incorrectly changing fractions to mixed numerals. For his upcoming quiz on Tuesday, I have given him the strategy of counting to ten between each question and showing all of his works, even the steps that seem mundane. I have no concerns about this session and hope that he will get 100% on his next quiz."
"In this session we covered integrals of logarithms- mostly, integrals of trigonometric functions, and did a little u-substitution. The student was very mindful about what he was covering and was very active about his studies. I suggested he reviewed the material when he got a chance since he has an exam this Monday. Overall excellent student and easy to get along with."