Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we completed the student's exam review packet in preparation for his examination on Thursday. He needed help with concepts that we have previously covered, and needs to review his notes and past assignments. He did very well with related rates."
"Very good session today. We worked on calculating limits and finding continuity. For limits, we went over the limit laws. In calculating limits, we worked on a few different strategies: factoring, expanding, multiplying by the conjugate, and using the theorem that the limit as x approaches for (sinx)/x = 1. For continuity of a piecewise function, the strategy we worked on was to focus on the points of intersection between the two adjoining functions. We also went over intermediate value theorem."
"We covered a few exercises from a practice exam that she received and worked through the concepts of the questions. We also focused specifically on differentials and got into what they were and how we can use them for approximations."
"We covered a general review of limits, including infinite limits, finite limits, and intrinsic function limits. This is basically a review for her upcoming test, so she understood the material pretty well. She felt good and confident about the work and her upcoming test. Like before, we went over a few quick and easy ways to determine limits using some intrinsic rules. We covered all her subject material; she had more review to practice from. I was made aware of her last quiz in which she did well on. No concerns from our session."
"We covered all rules of derivatives which include: power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule. The student seemed to understand very well the topics of discussion today. We also touched briefly on average rates of change."
"We covered any questions that the student had on her homework. These problems mainly dealt with manipulating trig functions, taking the derivative and limits of trig functions, and finding tangent lines. She seems to understand much of the calculations needed, but she can have trouble with understanding how concepts connect. Otherwise, he seems to have a good grasp of the topics at hand. We also covered implicit differentiation by doing some examples from the textbook and posing questions about the concepts implemented. I advised that she graph out the problems and try to visualize what the problems ask for because the equations and functions might not seem very tangible. She understands what to do, but not necessarily why things are done to get to the solution."