Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a project from her math class that she wanted to look at. The project required her to calculate areas of shapes using calculus. The student was doing really well with the material but had made a couple of mistakes that prevented her from progressing. After we fixed them she was able to make it much further in the project."
"Today, the student and I worked on the area of a region bounded by two graphs, and the definite integral as the limit of a sum. This session was a follow up to the second half of the homework for exam 3. It went very well and he was able to understand the problems as we worked through them. Practice with understanding the region bounded by graphs and revolution about an axis were covered."
"The student is still studying the six trigonometric functions and their relations. However, she has been asked to find them for triangles that are all around the unit circle. This seems to be a large point of confusion for her. The concept of a cyclical system seem to be a particularly difficult for her to grasp, but we'll work on this moving forward."
"We covered trig substitutions, and also covered the midpoint, trapezoidal, and Simpson's rules. We went on to cover volumes obtained by revolving areas around a given line, and then we looked at arc length. I've suggested that she pick some problems from the sections that are going to be covered on her exam, and give herself a mock test. All in all she is making great progress!"
"We covered rules of multiplying and dividing exponents and reviewed earlier, more basic material like adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers and fractions. The student has now almost mastered these earlier topics to be able to get them done correctly every time. We also covered area and circumference of a circle. He is having a bit of difficulty with the concept of pi, which we will continue working on."
"In this session we worked on problems of rates, dimensional analysis, percent changes, and simple interest calculations. The student had the most trouble with the dimensional analysis, but after he was shown how to do the problems it seemed to make a lot more sense to him and he was able to solve them with little guidance."