Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed homework in Section 5.2, reviewed previous homework, and looked ahead to Section 5.3. Focused on factors."
"The student and I worked on some new differentiation techniques, focusing primarily on the quotient rule. In order to simplify quotient rule problems, I showed him some algebraic tips to simplify problems before applying calculus to them. We did a number of problems using calculus only and algebra+calculus simultaneously. He seemed to appreciate the value of algebraic simplification before solving calculus problems by the end of the session."
"The student and I met on Saturday and worked through a few problems to review the differentiation techniques from his most recent test."
"The student discussed ideas she had brainstormed for her dissertation. In particular, she mentioned three variables that are of particular interest to her, and which she is planning on presenting to her mentor. She has a wide range of possible literature to review and incorporate into her study. We discussed the variables a little bit in terms of statistics."
"We began our work on vector calc today, and we are off to a great start. The professor is a big fan of giving out formulas without explaining where they came from or how they represent what is actually happening in three dimensional space, so most of our time was spent on going over those. We will continue our work on 3d space and how to conceptualize it next week."
"We went over the student's first test, which was based on the material in his summer math packet. In most of the problems he got wrong, the right answer was sitting in his work but he chose an incorrect answer to circle as his final answer. I had him do many practice problems where he had to write out every single line of work, to show him why it is so important to write out all the work. Now that he is moving into harder math courses, it is imperative that he is more careful and keeps better track of all of his steps. We will continue working to improve his habits in completing problems and hopefully, this will translate into better test grades."