Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered logarithms, change of base formula, and compound interest. The student not only had a good attitude, but knew the material very well. I think she will pass the test with flying colors."
"We reviewed a worksheet that focused on scatter plots, linear relationships, rate of change, measurements and angles of a triangle, dilation of the vertices of a rectangle, and the Pythagorean Theorem. We were able to finish this worksheet rather quickly and, at the student's request, we spent the remainder of our time working through a packet that focused on scatter plots, mean deviation, simple interest and compound interest."
"The student has an exam tomorrow (mid-chapter test on inequalities) so we did some review. She is very comfortable with the material, aside from a slight challenge dealing with fractions, so we spent the session doing complex problems with fractions and dividing/multiplying by negative numbers. I made up several problems for her to do that were undoubtedly much harder than anything she will have to do on her test. I am confident that she has a very solid grasp of the material and will do very well."
"Today, we went over taking derivatives of functions that involve e and natural logs. The student has a great handle on these topics and needed very few topics. We also began discussing the basics of implicit differentiation."
"The student and I went over her last calculus test, which was a huge improvement on the first one. We then went over some of her indefinite integral homework and talked a lot about areas under curves and the definition of an integral."
"We continued covering topics involving Riemann sums, anti-differentiation, and definite integrals. There was also an emphasis on the conceptual understanding of the material - being able understand the distinction between the Riemann sum (which by itself is an approximation of the area under the curve) and the infinite limit of the Riemann sum (which is the actual area). The infinite limit of the Riemann sum is what we define the definite integral to be."