Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the topic he covered in class, which was doing partial derivatives with two dimensional functions. He had a good grasp of the concept, but still has trouble with recognizing when to utilize the chain rule or the product rule. Therefore, the best course for him would be to continue to practice his differentiation and integration skills, which we will focus on more next week in preparation for his final exams."
"We covered projectile motion, circular motion, and harmonic motion and the various equations that relate to these topics. We then moved on to calculus and worked on extrema and its relationship to the first and second derivative tests. We finished by working through a problem that had us solving for inflection points."
"The student and I went over her homework. This is a very computationally heavy section and dealt with many new concepts (integrating w/ respect to y, integrating absolute value functions, and word problems dealing with distance, velocity, and acceleration.) Since this was so computationally heavy, this problem set required very neat and careful work. We focused on breaking big problems up into manageable parts. The student did well."
"We first went over properties of straight lines, how to find the slope and its meaning, how parallel/perpendicular lines relate and how to graph common functions. We touched base on domain/range of functions and on vertical asymptotes. Throughout the session, we went over algebraic concepts, especially how to work with fractions. We worked on limits both graphically and algebraically (indeterminate form "0/0"), and the difference between continuous and discontinuous functions. Next time we plan on going over limit problems, finding asymptotes and to start on derivatives. We will do a quick review of what was done in the first session to solidify concepts."
"We dealt almost exclusively with integration problems eased by doing a substitution. I ended up sending him a full write-up for 2 of the problems, one of which was a proof for the formula for the integral of sec^2 using Integration by Parts. We will meet next Tuesday to prepare for his preparation for the final."
"Good session, primarily still continued working on integration by parts, just slightly harder problems this time. Next session will cover power reduction."