Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed L'Hopital's rule and its application. The ideas of infinity*0, 0^0, etc. are quite abstract so we reviewed many varieties of formulas to contrive cases in which she would proceed in different fashions. Then she proceeded to apply the rule without any further difficulty."
"Continuing discussion of differentiation and understanding how the derivative describes the shape of a graph. Introduction to ideas in optimization. He had a good command of the derivative idea but needs to work on understanding on how to apply it. I pointed him to lecture notes on my website with additional examples to work through although he has plenty of homework problems to give him practice."
"This morning, the student and I tackled his spring-break assignment on critical values and absolute extrema. He quickly understood the basic process involved. Afterwards, I reviewed the relevant Trig information with him to refresh his memory, helping him write up a brief study guide as well."
"The student is continuing to do extremely well with integrals. He had trouble with a word problem that involved differential equation techniques that his teacher reviewed in class. We went over it more slowly and he understood it a lot better. We spent a lot of time working on definite integrals specifically regarding area. We worked on figuring out how to write the integrals, how to find the original equations based on an area integral. We also reviewed how to find the intersection of two equations. Last, we worked on taking a set of equations, graphing them, and writing an integral to represent the shaded region. Overall, he is feeling extremely confident and working very hard."
"The student needed specific help with 3d integrals using a geometric shape. Example: find the volume of the solid enclosed by y^2+x^2=16 using (triangles, semi-circles, squares, etc.). Also reviewed other specific worksheet questions."
"In this session with the student we started reviewing for his algebra final. We covered the first portion of his assigned review which dealt with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing variables of different degrees. We reviewed the various rules needed to do this successfully. We also looked for material that could be more challenging and focused on these topic in further detail."
"The student took her retake today. During our session, we reviewed again, using one of the worksheets she has not completed. The student did well on the problems involving finding the LCM, graphing, adding/subtracting rational equations, and multiplying rational equations. She struggled most with solving rational equations and dividing rational equations. We worked through several example problems to ensure she understood and retained the info. We also discussed her plan this weekend and for final weeks. She has been trying to put her school work before any extra activities and I continued to encourage her to do so. I did not leave her with any extra practice."
"The student and I worked on her math homework on combinations, permutations and calculating the probability of independent and dependent events. She quickly picked up on all of the topics and did a great job!"
"We covered systems of equations for the majority of the session. He seems to be comfortable with the concept and process behind solving a system of simultaneous equations. With more practice, he should be able to get those problems correct on his upcoming exam."
"Today we worked on the student's math project. She has been learning about trigonometric identities in class, and her project was on right-triangle trigonometry. She understood what she needed to do, and I help her understand some of the calculations. She did well with everything we covered."
"Today we reviewed conversion problems, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers, and solving equations. In science, we reviewed parts of the cell, cellular processes, and several chapters. The student did well today. I will send him additional practice via email to review science, language arts, and math work from earlier in the semester. I do not have any concerns from this session."
"I wrote about 20 problems covering probability, area, volume, etc., that she can work on to prepare for her exam. She had difficulty with three problems, but the issues were minor. She did three extra problems similar to the ones she struggled with and got them all right. I feel confident in her ability to do well on the exam."