Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did problems with finding relative max, mins, inflection points, and I answered questions about concavity and asymptotes."
"We covered linear approximations and differentials. The student was confident when going over the material, but felt uneasy at times about the applications of differentials. I included some tips for problem recognition when dealing with linear approximations. Homework grades continue to be excellent and quiz grades have been high."
"The student finished his homework dealing with finding the derivative for trigonometric functions. He seems much more comfortable with solving problems and following logical steps to find their derivations. We also worked on some advanced problems at the end of the session that integrated several steps into their problems and he understood what was happening! I am so proud of the growth that he has shown in the past 3 sessions. He gave me a copy of his first test, so I have been going through the problems and understanding how he is approaching them, especially since the tests are being timed and can give some students anxiety. In our next session, we will be going over these problems and how best to approach find their solution(s)."
"We went over the student's most recent midterm relating differentiation of different functions such as absolute value and then also using the limit definition of the derivative. It took her a little while to solve the problem but then we were able to review why she had gotten the problems wrong on her midterm. We then started to go over the concepts relating first and second derivatives. We just shortly went over the concepts and tried a little bit of the practice problems from the book."
"I met with the student to review for her first test in this class. She is very strong in the material and we only reviewed concepts she felt shaky on, or wanted extra practice in. I am confident that she will get an A. Her test covered the concepts of limits, derivatives as a slope function, and the power, product, and quotient rules of finding derivatives."
"Today we covered a range of subjects from the student's homework, and in preparation for her upcoming quiz. Some of the topics included horizontal asymptotes, slant or oblique asymptotes, reviewing some related rates from last time, identifying from a graph of the original function the graph of the derivative function, and limits to infinity. We also touched on slant asymptotes of square root functions. She really showed how well she knew Rolle's theorem, as she showed me a recent quiz that she took in the class, having nearly made a perfect score on it. She is really coming along in the class. I really think that the student is continuing to improve in the class, and is determined to do what is necessary not only in tutoring, but via going to see the professor with questions."