Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over Section 1.2, which goes over the limit definition of a derivative. We applied this using different notations for derivatives. For example, we used f'(x) and dy/dx. I wrote out step by step directions for solving these problems. We also worked on numerous examples focusing on how to plug in for f(x+h) and how to get the slope of the tangent line and plug in a particular point to evaluate the slope at that point."
"The student and I worked on polar coordinates, separable differential equations, rate of change problems, and integration by parts. Her homework will focus on solving problems new and methodically."
"The student and I worked on polynomial equations and graphs this session. We spent some time on combinations and permutations, as it was tangentially related to the topic at hand and it was helpful for grasping an overarching understanding of how the mathematics was working. She is really beginning to enjoy math over the past few weeks, which is heartening to see!"
"The student and I worked on some problems from her Calculus homework. Her teacher gave her some formulas that she wasn't quite sure how to use in her homework, but we worked through that. She definitely seemed focused today. It felt like a quick session, but we definitely got through everything that she needed for the day!"
"The student and I worked through the material he missed from his Friday calculus course. We covered both calculating limits via graphs and the calculator, as well as algebraically. There were some exercises he went through in class on the previous day that he had questions on. This involved right and left hand limits, and a few limits involving sin/cos and 1/x. After this, we moved on to him working through his current homework problems. There were several different functions we looked at, and he used different techniques to compute limits. He needed the most review on his graphing of rational functions, but did very well with all the algebra based limits. We made sure to go through any questions he had, and reviewed how to interpret graphs, as well as use them to compute limits of functions with asymptotes. He felt comfortable with the material he missed, and is getting a good handle on limits."
"The student continues to demonstrate a strong grasp on the material. We've seen a few instances where he's had misconceptions but he learns and corrects them very quickly. We worked on summation notation as it relates to approximating area and eventually interpreting the integral as a limit of Riemann sums. Worked with some fundamentals of calculus, approximation of area using rectangles, u-substitution for integrals. He has an exam tomorrow and his final on Thursday, so we'll develop a study plan for tomorrow night, the last session in prep for his final."