Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed all the concepts for the student's test tomorrow. I think she has a great grasp of all the ideas covered, and is well prepared for anything they'll ask. I recommend that tonight she tries out a few high-level problems (using both chain and quotient rule, for instance), reminds herself of the definitions and uses of the main topics covered, and then gets plenty of sleep."
"We reviewed the chain rule, then we applied it to solve related rate problems and implicit differentiation problems. Then we went over finding relative and absolute extrema. The student feels much more comfortable with each of these. We mainly worked through problems, and I would occasionally pause to explain why a particular approach worked and the underlying concepts."
"The student has an exam later this week, and we went through all of the topics that he finds difficult, such as: implicit differentiation, tangent and normal lines, and logarithmic differentiation. After going through the review, I'm confident that he understands the concepts. Now it's a matter of applying the concepts, which he is reinforcing through practice."
"Today was our first session, and we covered both calculus and physics tonight. For calculus, we covered chain rule. He already has a good understanding of the topic, so we just solidified his understanding of these problems by working on practice problems. For physics, we worked on vector addition. His understanding of this topic was good, but there was a little bit that he was unsure about, so I helped him understand these concepts and he seemed to grasp them well. His understanding of these topics was better at the end of the session than at the beginning."
"We reviewed the student's homework for this week - derivations of trigonometric functions and radicals and the usage of the Mean Value Theorem and Rolle's Theorem. He seemed to have a firm grasp by the end of the session as to how to properly use the theorems to solve for the constant c. His ability to recall derivative formulas had greatly improved and his logical steps to solving these derivations is impeccable! I'm very proud of the strides that he has made since our first session: I have no doubt that he will perform very well on the midterm!"
"The student went over her homework and worked on a few exponential decay questions. Then, we moved on, and tried to work through some infusion and loading dose problems."