Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an exam tomorrow so we hit the ground running. Our focus today was evaluating the area under the curve or at the intersection of two equations. We also went over how to calculate disks and washers. We integrated the equations with the help of the calculator. Our main focus was to be able to set up the integrals. She struggled with the disks and rotating it around an axis. However, I believe we went over enough material for her to perform well on the exam."
"The student and I spent the session reviewing how to find volume of disks and washers around the x or y axis using integration. She has become familiar with these methods. We began working on using shells to find the volume, and checked that the answers obtained with this method matched the other methods. After some practice, she was successful in getting this method to work."
"The student and I went over problems on indefinite integrals and u substitutions. The student has been doing excellently with these topics, and I've been very impressed with his work ethic and ability. He mastered U substitution very quickly, which is great to see, given how important it is for the topics covered next semester."
"The student has his first exam coming up next week and wanted some help understanding some issues he was having. We covered subjects involving the symmetry of the trigonometry functions, the domain of inverses, and using trigonometry to solve right triangles. He understands the concepts well."
"Second meeting - discussing Calculus I material to prepare her for Calculus II starting on 5/14. At this point we are discussing qualitative aspects of the material (e.g., relation between integrals and derivatives, limits) with the expectation of getting more quantitative in the weeks to come. Also, the student has done a good job of going through the chapters, making notes, and trying examples which allows us to cover much more ground in the tutoring sessions."
"Today we went over proofs and an exam that was taken last week. The student seems to understand the ideas, and is learning methods to write mathematical proofs. He has enough material to work with, and next week we will work together on how to write good proofs."