Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed her second quiz on section 8.2. It turns out the conditions under which she takes the quizzes cause her some anxiety. We talked about her taking the first 20 seconds after she sits down for breathing meditation to lower her heart rate and zone out her surroundings. We also talked about reading the whole problem before she writes down anything and think about the steps she needs to do. Her teacher does not just test the class on how to do problems, but also why they need to use a certain equation to solve the problem. He's looking for comprehension and not just memorization (and very good thing). She can absolutely do this."
"Applications of calculus in multiple dimensions. Covered center of mass for point-mass distributions."
"The student and I went over vector addition and scalar multiplication. We also covered eigenvalues and eigenvectors and started examples of how to diagonalize matrices."
"Today, we covered linearization of functions. We wrote rational and trigonometric functions as a linear expansion around the fixed point x=a and determined absolute and relative errors of such approximations. The student is confident and well skilled in all these operations."
"We reviewed Riemann sums, integral approximations, integration by power rule, and how to solve definite integrals. I see a noticeable difference in the confidence with which the student answers questions or acknowledges when she doesn't know or remember something."
"In preparation for the student's quiz the next day, we focused on integrals and Riemann sums. Since she was already confident on the integrals, we spent most of our time looking at sigma notation and how we evaluate series. Once we talked about the geometric relationship, she was able to see how sigma notation and integrals are the same, so she was good to go."