Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was my last session with the student before his final exam in calculus. We just did as many multiple choice problems from his AP practice book, both calculator and non calculator, that we could finish in the hour and a half. We covered area between curves, volumes of revolution, cross sectional areas, particle problems, integration techniques, inverse trig integration, differential equations, initial value problems, displacements, and finding the equation for a tangent line."
"We reviewed some of the integration by substitution, parts, and partial fraction decomposition. She needed help mostly with trig substitution, as she did not remember the trigonometric identities nor see how they worked. With more practice, she started to see how they worked and could start making better guesses."
"The student was studying for his last quiz. I introduced him to polar coordinates, how they are graphed, and their multiple representations. He needed a little help understanding how to create the multiple representations, but did much better when he used provided graph space."
"The session focused on taking the limit of an integral, and finding whether the integral converges or diverges. Then we briefly touched on finding the integral numerically using the right, left, midpoint, trapezoid, and Simpson's method."
"We began our session with an overview of chapters 4.1 and 4.2 in the student's calculus book. We started with extreme values such as global maxima and minima, and local maxima and minima. Next we went into Rolle's theorem and the Mean Value Theorem, and discussed what they meant, the conditions needed, and how to use it in problems. We went over homework problems that were more difficult, and then went on to physics. We did some problems with RC circuits."
"Today we covered definition of limits, power rule, chain rule, and product rule. Student was eager to learn the material. We developed a way to understand the chain rule. If something other than x was part of a function f(x) then the chain rule needed to be used. Student is a quick learner. He understood most of the concepts fairly well."