Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued approximating area under curve using ram. We then discussed the difference between displacement and distance. We covered the fundamental theorem of calculus and value theorem. I also explained that this allows us to evaluate integrals. The student is doing very well."
"The student and I squeezed an extra two hour session into this week to help him prepare for his second exam. We worked backwards through the material to covered the following day. We began with applied economics and finance calculus problems, then moved on to implicit differentiation, logarithmic differentiation, max/min problems and rules of differentiation. The student was struggling most with translating applied concepts into equations from which he could use the calculus techniques he has learned so far. I highlighted a few practices, and then had him walk me through the problems on his own. I made sure that the student was working for most of the time, rather than seeing me do problems to ensure he had the maximum time to practice himself with my immediate input."
"Student 1 and I went through her homework on rotating solids. She understands this well and can do the integration. She just needs to do the work by hand for a few more steps before using her calculator, and she needs to keep track of her signs. Student 2 and I went through a few problems on her review packet, focusing on partial fractions and optimization problems. She's doing very well with the optimization even though it takes a while. After practicing a bit with the partial fractions, she has a good grasp of that too."
"The student told me that her midterm went well. We'll get the test results soon, and I'll see exactly what happened. I hope her hard work paid off. Her homework assignment introduced the concept of antiderivatives and integrals. I gave her a brief explanation of the 2nd half of calculus and where the material is heading to give her some perspective. She seemed to pick up the topics, and we went over the homework together."
"The student had an exam today, so she wanted to go over some of the problems that she struggled with. The problems we reviewed were integration by substitution problems."
"We practiced deriving related rate problems involving spheres and cones. Much of the session was an explanation of how implicit derivation works and how many times you need to replace a variable with another since they are related. We also went over a few questions the student suggested from an A2/Trig assessment exam, which were all on topics she was never explicitly taught in class. I explained each problem to her. I will be bringing materials to study for these and bring her up to speed for taking the assessment exam."