Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I first reviewed the homework from our last session, on which he did quite well, proving to have comprehended the rules of logs. We covered some variations on old material, incorporating new elements into the topics of zeroes of higher order polynomials and inverse functions. Finally, I introduced the topic of variation and went through several exam review problems."
"The student and I had a great session. She has a test on Friday reviewing a lot of the basic trig and log properties that she learned last year in pre-calc. She did a great job preparing for our session and had very specific questions that she was struggling with. I provided some general rules to scaffold her thought process and helped her with other examples. Good luck on the test!"
"The student and I reviewed for their next exam, going over definite and indefinite integrals, logarithmic laws, and area under the curve. He was attentive and active during the tutoring session. He did progress in his understanding of integration."
"The student and I reviewed L'Hospital's Rule and the mean value theorem. He is comfortable applying these theorems, but is sometimes hesitant to decide whether he should use them on a specific problem or not. He should review when each rule applies so that he can approach these problems decisively if he sees one on a test."
"The student and I reviewed L'Hospital's rule, before covering the last types of indeterminate limits: indeterminate products, powers, and differences. We started talking about different applications of differentiation. I gave her problems of related rates and optimization and asked her to try and solve them. The student was very comfortable with optimization, but had initial difficulty with related rates. The difficulty seemed to stem from having functions of several variables. Finally, we talked about the first part of the fundamental theorem of calculus. We went over several types of problems involving part 1 of the FTC, including problems with switching limits of integration and combining the FTC with the chain rule. I will have her complete practice AP problems as well as a homework assignment related to the topics covered today."
"The student and I reviewed limits. He had a good general idea of the subject, and mainly needed some further explanations and working through examples. He was quite receptive and I'm fairly confident that he has a much better understanding of that particular topic."