Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Covered Calculus Sect. 1.3: Evaluating Limits Analytically; Sect. 1.4: Continuity and One-Sided Limits; Set. 1.5: Infinite Limits; Covered Statistics Chap. 3: Displaying and Describing Categorical Data."
"We reviewed the student's biology notes at the beginning of our session and then moved on to looking over the student's calculus homework and group project. The student is still in review material for calculus and is going over categories of functions. We reviewed his homework, which he did well with. It was basically identifying various types of functions and also identifying slope and y-intercepts from given equations. For the student's group project he was assigned trigonometric functions and had to basically identify the various trig functions, graph them and identify key points. I had the student go through each basic trig function and do those steps. Since we had reviewed all of this over the summer, the student did well."
"Today the student and I worked on understanding orthogonal and parallel vectors, as well as determining the magnitude and direction of two vectors. During our session we finished up her homework assignment that is due for her Calculus class. The student is doing very well, she seems to understand all the terms and applies the concepts very well."
"Today we worked on two different tasks: the first was a review sheet in preparation for the calculus course the student is taking. He had no problem when it came to factoring and foiling polynomials. The rest of the time was spent working on the first homework, which focused on rates of change, absolute change, and percent change. Most noticeably, he was much more able to apply what the rate of change meant in terms of a graphical representation."
"The student and I started the fourth module of his self-study calculus course. We first talked about exponential functions and moved on to rules of differentiation. The selection of material here is a little odd, but he had some previous exposure to both. The homework went well and we will continue with more rules of differentiation in the future."
"The student has a test on Friday that she is very concerned about. So, we went over her latest chapter which dealt with the inverse geometric functions, namely their range, domain, derivatives and graphs and got plenty of practice with them. I showed her how to derive the values and angles of sine, cosine, and tangent functions by drawing the unit circle and test right triangles. We will continue to practice Wednesday."