Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Integration by approximation using Trapezoidal and Simpson's rule methods. Review of logarithms and exponential functions. Logarithmic differentiation and integration. Trigonometric integrals."
"We covered optimization problems (profit, area/volume, geometric) as well as the Mean-Value Theorem (and Rolle's Theorem). We also looked at word problems and proofs utilizing these theorems."
"The student and I worked on arithmetic in the complex plane. We found polar and rectangular expressions for complex numbers. We worked on determining complex roots and on parametric equations."
"The student had two quizzes since the last time I saw him. I had him go through the problems that he got wrong and walk me through where he was wrong. It was clear that his biggest issue was time and small mistakes. Again, his hold on the concepts is strong. He does well in the beginning; but as time goes on, he rushes. When going through problems with him before, I had allowed him to take his time. He has a test on Thursday, and during this session we timed everything. He has roughly two minutes per question on the test. Because his minor errors are his biggest problem, I wanted him to get the questions done in a minute and a half and spend an extra thirty seconds going over his work. He almost always catches his mistakes when I have him walk me through his wrong answers."
"The student and I began his test corrections. We covered integers/variables with exponents, and scientific notation. We also began studying his science material at the end of our session. We went over some of the definitions that are most likely to show up on his upcoming exam. Before, we had discussed that to learn these words and their meanings most efficiently, he should make flashcards for them."
"In this session, the student and I prepared for her upcoming test. She already completed a study review in class so I used her book to create practice problems. We covered how to solve algebraic expressions, percent change and how to solve proportions."