Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In preparation for the student's test today, we went through questions from previous calculus tests. I honestly enjoy working with him because he puts in the time in order to do better. I made sure to mention to him multiple times that he is doing a good job understanding the problem as a way to also boost his confidence in solving some calculus problems. I am hoping that he will do very well on his test."
"In this lesson the student and I discussed linear approximation, Newton's Method, and finding critical values. We then used this information to determine minimums and maximums of functions using Rolle's Theorem and the graph of the function. We discussed that there are ways to determine if the critical value is a minimum or maximum without looking at the graph and what the first and second derivative mean in terms of the graph of the function."
"In this session we did some last minute review for the student's upcoming test on limits. She did a great job this session using the feedback I gave her immediately on the next practice problem. There were some tough problems on limits of rational functions that she improved on a ton over the course of a single problem. The biggest struggle for her involved finding the common denominator of the rational functions she needed to add. The student seemed a little nervous about the test but she is very well prepared, and I look forward to hearing about how good the test went!"
"In this session, the student and I practiced finding limits analytically through the use of his graphing utility and the table feature to look at values that were being approached. We also practiced finding horizontal and vertical asymptotes of rational functions by using the degree of the numerator and denominator and setting the denominator equal to zero."
"In this session, the student and I studied limit laws. As I explained this concept to her, she seem to get a good grasp of the material which was proved by the homework questions that she did with minimal help from me for her class. She seemed to enjoy studying this section as she found it easy however I didn't leave her with any extra problems as she already had some homework to do. Overall, it was a great session."
"In this session, we focused on calculating limits as x approaches infinity. We likened this to calculating a horizontal asymptote and employed the strategy of using pre-calc H.A. rules to find the asymptote first, so we know exactly what the limit should be. We also worked on finding derivatives, both by power rule and by the limit definition."