Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished a review of the first part of Homework 4.5 since the second part requires the calculator to build the model. We spent most of the time working on the review problems to get the student ready for tomorrow's test. We have already finished reviewing 20 problems and also reviewed product rule, chain rule, first derivative, second derivative, relative extreme, and absolute extreme, both numerically and graphically. She did a good job!"
"We finished reviewing a homework assignment on the laws of exponents with more complicated simplification. Problems 11 through 16 talk about transformations of functions, multiplying a constant with f(x) stretches (if |C|>1) or shrinks (if -1
1), the easier cases are when we can add and subtract to f(x) which shifts functions vertically and to x which shifts functions horizontally. Negative constants will also flip the function in any case as well. These concepts of transformations are tough to visualize, especially if multiple transformations happen, though this also applies to trigonometry so it is important to get this concept right."
"We finished reviewing the homework for the class with the last two sections: (1) solving indefinite integrals using the integration through parts method, and (2) solving double-integrals and their application to calculating areas."
"We finished solving trig equations and moved on to the sum and difference formula. The student is really familiar with all the special angle trig function values, which is a great lift for solving the problems in this session."
"We finished up the review sheet for the final exam. We covered equations of tangent lines, implicit differentiation, first derivative and second derivative tests, discerning the behavior of a function by the sign (positive or negative) of the derivative and second derivative, and we worked on some basic integration problems, including definite integrals."
"We focused on more problems involving differentiation, critical points, and maximizing and minimizing functions. The student was struggling with how to set up the problems to solve them, but I think he has a better understanding of what to look for and what his equations need to look like. His attitude was positive towards picking up the methods to solve the material. We talked about different ways to set up the problems based on identifying the givens we had. He is going to continue reviewing more questions before his final exam tomorrow. He left this session with a better understanding of how to set up the problems and he had more confidence in identifying the correct variables and constants he needs to solve the problems."