Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked through a set of problems designed to cover many approaches to solving limits and derivatives, to gauge the student's comfort level with each approach. These questions involved: Definition of a limit; finding the limit of a function using L'Hopital's rule, substitution, factoring, and multiplying by a conjugate; definition of derivatives; graphical and physical interpretation of derivatives; evaluating derivatives with product, quotient, and chain rules; evaluating derivatives with implicit differentiation; find and using linear approximations; and derivatives with functions of a power of e. Next session, we will practice derivatives which combine multiple strategies (e.g. chain, product, quotient rules) and cover derivatives with e and logs."
"Went over a multitude of problems, and he understood them all, except fractions give him a huge problem. I told him to brush up on simple fraction problems every day to get better at it. Otherwise, went well!"
"Went over the Power, Product, and Quotient rules for derivatives and strategies to solve them, and we worked through some problems involving each method. "
"What concepts did you cover specifically? Derivatives: product rule and chain rule. Organization and simplification - basic refresh of Algebra. What was the student's attitude toward the material that was reviewed? The student was attentive and active through the session."
"What concepts did you cover specifically? The topics we focused on were left Riemann sums, right Riemann sums, and midpoint sums. We also went over indefinite integrals, definite integrals, and application of integrals. What was the student's attitude toward the material that was reviewed? The student had a positive attitude toward the material being reviewed. Did you see any scores/grades to note progress? The student mentioned that she received a B on her last exam that she took. Any concerns or wins from this session? There are no concerns for this session"
"When I met with the student we began by covering questions he had about a quiz that he took today. He understood how to solve the problems, but he seemed to have made a simple mistake. I was able to show him a way to avoid that mistake by organizing his problem solving process for that type of problem. We then went over power rule, product rule and quotient rule. After that, we began working on his current homework assignment and he seemed to understand it all. Overall, he seems like he's staying on pace with his coursework. He makes a few simple mistakes here and there, but overall he seems to be doing very well. It was a very good session."