Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an exam tomorrow so we met to just do tons of practice problems. He grasps the concepts very well. He should do very well on this exam."
"The student is working on her qualifier tests for her math 199 course. She went through all of the practice questions on the pretest with me. The topic is functions with domain, range, and inverses. I think she is ready to take this exam."
"The student is working on the first chapter on functions and analyzing their graphs. This is material from Pre-Calculus, so she was able to complete most of her homework problems on her own. She performs well on determining even/odd functions and finding domain and range."
"The student is working trig identities with right triangles, and memorization of all the special angles and applications of trig functions. She did a nice job during the session, and needs more time to memorize the trig value table, unit circle, and identities. We will continue to work on this."
"The student just had a test today before the session, and we started the first section of a new chapter. The problems he needed to work on involved financial word problems with continuous interest. Some were looking for the future value; some were looking for the present value, and others wanted you to solve for the interest rate or the time invested. He was concerned at the start of the session that these would be difficult, but by the end of the session, he was solving the problems all on his own. He said it felt good to finally understand something in this class."
"The student just wanted a quick calculus refresher before he heads off to college. We worked mostly on limits and derivatives. I suggested that if he is struggling to remember basic integrals and derivatives, that he should make flashcards he can go through on a semi-regular basis. He was pretty rusty at first, but needed very little help to get kick-started on the right path. He struggled more with limits than derivatives. We discussed what would be covered in Calculus 1 vs. Calculus 2."