Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on his calculus homework which covered slope fields and exponential growth/decay. There was not a lot of calculus involved in this material, it mainly deals with concepts from algebra II, but he was able to do the problems fairly well."
"The student and I spent most of our time today working on corrections for last week's test. She seemed to have little issue accepting and fixing her errors, though a couple of problems took some extra explanation to clear up her confusion. We then moved on to begin working on displacement and velocity models."
"Today the student and I went over derivations of trigonometric functions as well as various other topics. We did some definite integrals and checked for slope and concavity using critical points. He seems to be doing well with the material. If there were one thing he could work on it would be implicit differentiation. He always eventually gets the hang of it, but usually requires a review each time. We are hoping to meet again before his test on Tuesday."
"This session went really well. We went over the beginning of derivatives and their conceptual meanings. Student was more confident than I had ever seen her which is great to see. While she stumbled some, she realized her mistakes were coming from not writing out minor calculations that she was attempting in her head. After realizing this, she recognized her problem areas and completed the two assignments we going over very quickly."
"Today we covered derivatives and integrals and their applications. We mainly went over modelling problems involving rates of change, displacement, position, velocity, and acceleration of particles over intervals of time. She did a great job, and she seems to understand the ideas very well. She also has enough problems to go over on her own."
"The student has a test tomorrow, so we spent our time reviewing derivatives and elasticity. After going over the concepts, we went through review problems from her textbook. Overall she feels confident and ready to take the test. I anticipate that she will do very well. She mentioned that she received a 98% on her last quiz, so she's definitely on the right track."
"Today we went over review problems for the student's test tomorrow. They involved mostly marginal revenue and marginal profit problems. There was also one problem on compound interest, where he had to remember how to take derivatives and solve for exponents. He will study some more, and should do pretty well."
"Today we covered implicit differentiation, the product rule, algebraic simplification, and differentiating trig identities. The student had a test the following day and seemed very well prepared. He prepared well before our meeting. He understood the concepts and was able to work through them on his own. The suggestions for the test were to make sure he memorizes the trig identities, the product rule, chain rule, etc."
"The student and I covered techniques of integration. We reviewed log/ trig/ inverse trig integrals. We then used u substitution to solve indefinite integrals. I emphasized the interpretation of composite fxns and presence of derivatives in integrals. We then completed initial value problems and solved differential equations."
"We reviewed the student's homework assignment. She had completed the related rates problem perfectly. She had wrong answers to the continuity problems but was able to correct them with very little prompting. We then worked on methods of differentiation where she was able to recite the product, chain, and quotient rules. We'll check again on this next week. I then gave her another worksheet to complete where she performed much better than previous worksheets and was able to do all the differentiation questions correctly with no help. We'll do one more week of Calculus using this format then move to Stats and perform similar assessments of learning."
"We covered derivative/integral rules for log functions, trig functions, and their applications. We reviewed u substitution and the product rule. We then looked over the student's review and went over a related rate of change problem."
"Today the student and I had our first session, and it went well! We talked about derivatives, which she has an understanding on. She understands the different techniques of derivatives (chain rule, quotient rule, power rule, etc.). We also practiced finding equations of tangent lines given a point, as well as finding the roots of derivative functions and their meanings. We are going to continue our sessions on Friday."