Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered today included derivatives, finding slope using the derivative, cost, revenue, and graphing the slope equation using the original equation. The student is progressing well and seems to understand the material. I gave her the steps to properly figure out a tangent line and a few calculator tricks to making her work easy. I also encourage the student to detail as often as possible (advice that I give myself). Great session overall."
"During the session the student and I introduced ourselves and I was able to get a good grasp on the student's goals for the class and math in general. The focus of our session was completing the student's homework and preparing for upcoming exam next week. We covered concepts based on continuity, interval value theorem, and taking limits when approaching from different sides of a function. The student had a good understanding of the material, but struggles with confidence at times. I believe more practice and a couple good grades will help with this. The student and I scheduled another session for this weekend."
"During this session with him, we mostly reviewed synthetic division and long division of equations. She grasped the concepts of synthetic division after going through 1 or 2 problems. It took more time and more examples for him to truly master long division, which I am confident he did after our session."
"During this session, the student and I prepared for her upcoming exam. We went over identifying what type of function is given and the general look of that function. We also looked at understanding how to use the rules of horizontal and vertical shifts to graph a function from its general function, as well as knowing when the graph shrinks or stretches. We went over the composition of functions and how to determine when a function is even, odd or neither. I did see a good amount of improvement during this session, and I think she is ready for her exam. All in all, it was a good session."
"For calculus, the student and I went over limits and the intermediate value theorem. I'll get back to her on the delta/epsilon definition and how to find delta without being given epsilon. For chemistry, we discussed significant figures, the Bohr model of an atom, and how to calculate wavelength given mass and velocity (E=0.5mv^2 then E=hc/lambda)."
"For our first session, we covered the chain rule for differentiation. I started with a couple simple examples to show the mechanics of the rule, and worked up to more complex problems. After I showed the student the general form of the chain rule, I gave him a few examples to practice and corrected any mistakes while guiding him to the answer. In addition, we covered the derivatives of cotangent, secant, and cosecant, and how to find them using the chain rule. Near the end, we covered the first and second derivative tests to find local extrema, inflection points, and how these points give you some insight to the shape of the curve. The student did extremely well in this session."