Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered derivatives and their applications by discussing and solving problems from an activity. These problems are set to be more difficult than others in the review or homework, so by completing them, the student could see and understand the more complex uses for the topics that will be on the exam."
"The student and I went through portions of his study guide for his upcoming test. At the end of our previous session I had told him to try to do as much of it as he could by himself and then bring the rest to one of our sessions so we could work through the problems he had trouble with. Today we worked through several problems dealing with derivatives of economic functions including Cost, Demand, Revenue, and Profit."
"The student and I worked on some of the problems from her practice exam. We covered several topics on differentiation, including the Power, Quotient, and Chain Rules. We also did some work on graphing analysis. She is quite adept at the material we've covered so far; She would benefit from further practice before her exam."
"In this tutoring session, we have done a lot more trigonometric derivatives. The student shows that he is confident is doing the problems as he almost mastered them. For the next session, we will work on inverse trigonometric derivatives, natural law, and derivatives."
"We discussed the different rules of differentiation today, specifically power, quotient, product, and chain (extended power) rules. The student needed only a couple of examples, along with explanations as to why they work in order to get them. Most of the time was spent discussing the "why" of the problems."
"The student had a project of various old AP exam problems she had to solve in a little notebook and we covered as many as we could get through in the session's time. She had completed some on her own before I arrived, so I checked those and corrected a few mistakes. Then we worked the rest together and compared answers."
"We covered second derivatives. Using second derivative test to find concavity and inflection point of the function and using that inflection point to find the maxima and minima of the function."
"As stated before the student showed great progress and a much improved ability to tackle any problem. My prediction is she can handle about 80-90% of the material and just needs a bit more to be fully prepared."
"The student was very prepared and came with questions. We went over derivative problems, problems about domain, implicit differentiation, continuity, and sketching slope graphs from function graphs. She is adjusting to her new class very well!"
"In our last session for Calculus, the student and I reviewed for her exam. We finished the problems in the practice final and rehashed some older concepts. We then tried some problems in the trickier areas of u-substitution and volume integration. At the end, I gave her pointers for last minute studying, like which equations to memorize and how to optimize her time."
"We started the student's comprehensive review to get him ready for his final exam next week. Today we focused on the early semester concepts, which was mostly limits. We worked through some review problems where he could get reintroduced to the concepts and see how much of the material he remembered. Initially he was a bit taken back because it had been a while since he learned that material. We reviewed how to go about finding a "limit" by looking for a value that is being approached. After our quick review he was able to work through the problems. I asked him to continue working through the review problems and keep a running list of questions he has that we can go over in our next review session."
"We worked through problems on a practice test to help prepare the student for her test this week. The problems involved graphing functions using first and second derivatives, related rates problems, differentials, position/velocity/acceleration problems."