Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We were preparing for a test tomorrow: Limits, delta-epsilon estimates, and how to use derivatives in delta-epsilon estimates. Sinx/x limits and similar were evaluated, and (1-cosx)/x limits and similar were transformed via the theorem of half angle. (1-cos^2)/x limits were transformed to sin^2 via Pythagorean th. Student is quite excited because of the immediate proximity of the test. But she understands the material and can do well in the test."
"We reviewed his test on optimization and derivatives that he scored a 70% in. He seems to understand the concepts but he just made a few errors on how he read and interpreted the question. He also says he struggles with solving some of the algebra portions of each problem. We can review algebra strategies in future sessions. I also should him some easy tips for his next class section in L'Hopital's rule, integration and anti-derivatives."
"During this session we went over rates and differentials. We looked at the student's homework and started his online assignment. Overall this session went well."
"The student has a basic understanding of the required concepts, but he was having difficulty with the mechanics. Therefore, we covered multiplying powers, identifying the range of a function, the equation of a circle, and completing the square."
"During this session we mostly covered integration by u-substitution. At the beginning of the session the student was struggling to understand which part of the integrand would be selected to be the u. After going through a simple elimination process, we were able to select the correct u for the process to be correct. After walking through the elimination process multiple times with her, I gave her free rein to select which part of the equation would be the u. After she went through her own elimination process, she was able to perform better. She finished going over most of the homework and I was confident she understood how to evaluate the integrals by the end of our tutoring session."
"We talked about the student's homework, and under what conditions certain approximation methods overestimate or underestimate. She was having some trouble with the concept of the integral, and it seemed related to her understanding of operations. So we talked about all of the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.), and how to write all operations in terms of addition, multiplication and exponentiation. This is very important to understand for her to recognize order of operations (PEMDAS) and how to manipulate equations and expressions."