Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished up the homework problems leftover from the previous day. And now, we moved into substitution within integration, which required the student to remember some of the differentiation concepts. He was able to recall most of them but still needed to go back and refer to previous sections for some of the differentiations (trigonometry and powers). We went over those sections again and then I also suggested to the student to memorize those derivatives. Other than this, the student was able to grasp the general concept associated within this section."
"We did an intense review of a couple tricky topics before the student's test tomorrow. We covered how and when to use L'Hopital's rule for the first 45 minutes. We then worked through about 10 example problems. The student now has a pretty strong understanding of limits, indeterminate forms, and L'Hopital's rule. The second half of our session focused on reviewing parametric equations and Riemann Sums which we covered last week."
"Today's topics covered: techniques for computing limits, implicit differentiation, and logarithms. The student still has trouble with minor errors affecting her differentiation. She needs to practice writing out the steps in order to avoid these errors. She understands concepts, but her calculations still need work. I'm writing down all the tips and methods she needs in order to master differentiation for her to keep. I'm confident she'll be able to master it."
"The student and I talked through some basic indefinite integral problems using U-substitution. These were a challenge to him at first, but they soon became easy work. He is a sharp guy, and I'm confident he will succeed in his class with his work ethic and ability to pick up the concepts after working through them."
"In this final session with the student, I went over test 3 and 4 and helped him with any questions that he had with examples and practice problems. Then I taught and helped him with some review problems that he was struggling with. He was improving his math over our past couple sessions. Finally, I provided him with some test-taking strategies before his final."
"1) Trigonometry analysis 2) The student only had two or three specific questions. He is in the top two in his class and has mastered almost all of the topics. 3) He had a good attitude. He is such a fast thinker, that he moves directly to what he needs. 4) The strategies I left with him were to slow down and try to look at the problems from a macro perspective. He has the micro viewpoint mastered. 5) I advised him to do a few of the book problems that have answers. 6) He showed me two of his quizzes and has another quiz in 4 days. 7) I was able to teach him some algebra techniques and one concept, which he can apply to all trigonometry going forward."