Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the homework and moved onto some new concepts. I introduced him to the difference quotient and used this to transition into some introductory calculus concepts, tying in limits and the limit-definition of a derivative. After touching on this, we also reviewed rules and basics of logarithms."
"The student and I spent our time discussing a variety of topics, most notably slant asymptotes and synthetic division. Things are really clicking for her, and I'm confident in her preparation for class this fall."
"The student and I went over about three questions on their review sheet. One question involved definite integration, another involved finding the radius of convergence, and another dealt with the different tests for convergence. I feel she followed along well and as I explained concepts to her, she would relay it back to me in a way that made me confident she had a grasp of the material."
"The student and I went over all of the assigned topics from her review sheets to bridge any gaps. We reviewed algebra and factoring, functions, graph of a function, functional models, limits, parent functions, profit, revenue, and cost functions. The student really seemed to be following along and doing well. I still suggested that she review all of the problems to see if she gets stuck on any and needs further help. If she needs more help, she will let me know. I would like to help her create her notes sheet that she will be able to use for the test. I will try to summarize everything for her and give her a guideline for what to include on her notes sheet."
"The student and I went over limits today. We went over some of his homework problems and examples from class, and I wrote out and explained each step to him. We have found that he is missing some key trigonometry skills that many of his classmates already know, so we are going to spend some time each session learning trigonometry. I will be emailing him some reference sheets for trigonometry. He seemed eager to continue our sessions."
"The student and I went over limits, inverse functions, the unit circle, graphing trig functions, area and volume, and some basic intro material that she will see in her calc 1 class. She did a good job at using the unit circle to figure out what the trig functions should look like on a graph. I gave her an outline of what I thought were the most important things to master before she starts her class, and gave her some tips and resources for if she starts to fall behind once her class starts. I think that she has gotten back into the right mindset after not using math for a while. She now understands the material leading up to calc 1, and has a basic understanding of what she will be learning in calc 1 and why."