Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered integrals used for determining work, spring force, pressure, and rates of change in fluid systems. She appeared to have a much better understanding of how to approach these kinds of problems for her upcoming exam."
"The student and I covered a review of the material that would be on the final and then covered more of the rules and methods for integrating areas."
"3/9 This session the student and I went over more calculus. The review was thorough and involved implicit differentiation, the chain and product rules, the quotient rule, as well as u substitution and other integration rules. We also went over how to calculate absolute minima and maxima over a specific bound, which is a topic that we hadn't gone over in great detail before. He has also taken the SAT and is basically caught up on calculus. The material that we went over was from a review sheet of 76 different questions. First, we did every ten; then we went back and did every five. The questions weren't particularly challenging; however, it has been a while since he used these techniques, especially in conjunction with trigonometry rules. We created a review sheet of all of the common trigonometry rules, the chain rule, the product rule, and the quotient rule. We then moved on to a more thorough explanation about extrema. We said that you first have to take the derivative of the function which you have and then set that equal and solve for x. These are your critical points. You should also make sure to include points of x for which the function is undefined. This is important, not for determining local extrema, but absolute extrema. We finished this understanding and wrote up a step by step process for us to work by until it becomes second nature. This brought us to the end of the session."
"Today we practiced some more multiplication, and then we used a game to practice fractions. Although the student doesn't like fractions very much, the game's challenging format encouraged her to keep playing it and try to get a good score."
"We went over the student's old test. I gave him practice problems that were similar to his test questions. He seemed to grasp the concept better this time around. We are going to continue to prepare for his final exam over the next few weeks."
"We went through her homework. It was about trigonometry and different properties. I explained how she can use each property to answer the questions. She understood how to do them."