Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I started with a bit of review of circles. I had her complete some problems finding the circumference and area of circles, including some more challenging word problems. We then moved on to finding the area and perimeter of other shapes, including triangles, polygons, rectangles, and L shapes. She needed a bit of guidance with the L shapes, but picked it up very quickly. She did a really good job overall."
"Worked on more homework problems from chapter 15, specifically problems on double integration with changes in variables. The student really understands the material well."
"We worked on systems of equations today. While some of the work was daunting, the student was able to get through it all pretty well. I had to remind her to check her work a good few times, as she made some simple errors."
"Today, we worked on classwork and problems focusing on slope fields, differential equations, and solving differential equations. Since the student thoroughly understood the material, the session was more of a review and means for him to ensure he was comfortable with the methods and procedures necessary to solve the problems."
"The student is very pleasant and has a strong foundation in integration. We didn't need to review any of the older concepts. Once she gets a little more comfortable constructing these two-dimensional areas, I think the rest will fall into place. We will meet again tomorrow night."
"We covered derivatives and applications of derivatives today. We started with an overview of what a derivative is, and how to find it. Then we talked about critical values, and their relation to minima and maxima. We talked about different ways to find those, and how they changed the nature of the function. Then we covered the mean value theorem, and went on to second derivatives. The student is good with the application, but needed help understanding foundational concepts. We talked about graphing the functions and derivatives as well as calling f(x) y when doing problems."