Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We looked at the student's math homework over rates of change, derivatives, and implicit differentiation. He had a good grasp on everything."
"This session we discussed revolved solids using the disk, washer, and shell methods. We discussed how to determine the cross-sectional area equations based on the given equations and what bounds to integrate over. By the end of the session I feel he had a good understanding of how to approach the problems."
"Today the student and I reviewed the material he needs to know for his test tomorrow. We were able to cover a broad range of materials, including implicit differentiation, the chain rule, the quotient rule, and finding normal and tangent lines. He has the potential to do well."
"The student is starting to do integrals. We talked through his notes on the definition of an integral and the 2 forms of writing them. Then we went through the examples he had in class. I had him talk me through them. Lastly we looked over a practice test he had for the review. It was algebra and differentiation. He did fine with the material."
"We reviewed her last test results and went over the questions. We then went over the questions that she had on her homework. The results on her last test went up by 38 points over the previous test."
"We started by working through a physics problem: calculating the E-field of a quarter-circle ring of charge. We then reviewed the student's calculus midterm. We will just need to practice some more as the course progresses."
"We worked through a problem set focusing on applications of integration, including probability density and weighted averages. Overall, the problems were understood."
"We went over a few problems from the student's previous exam in which he had a few questions on. We then went over some problems regarding limits to infinity to start reviewing for his exam in a month."
"The student and I went over finding volumes of revolution and Trig substitution integration. She needs more practice doing trig substitution problems. We also went over convergence and divergence examples."
"She has an exam coming up, and she had a list of all the concepts covered so far. We started with what she felt most shaky about, which were logarithms and compound interest problems. We did a thorough examination of those concepts, and she gets them now. Her plan of doing practice problems every day is what she would benefit most from at this point. We then reviewed concepts such as vertex form and horizontal and vertical asymptotes. By the end, she was feeling comfortable with all the topics. I think with frequent practice, she will solidify her understanding and problem solving skills."
"Today we covered a variety of Calculus concepts leading up to his next test. We began by creating the mathematical proof for a derivative. We then performed several step by step practice problems involving the product rule, the power rule, the quotient rule, and the chain rule. We began by analyzing the formulas for each rule then applied each formula to the problems. He did very well with each of the these concepts and should be in good shape for his test. We discussed that the key to success with these problems is to memorize the formulas and apply them to the particular problem."
"Today the student and I worked on his business calculus homework and understanding of calculus applications. He tested into the math level he is currently taking and needs some refresher knowledge. After our session I feel that he has a much better understanding of the subject and its applications to business. In the last half hour I gave him some background information on why these applications are needed and how he can apply them."