Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through a bunch of problems covering exponential growth and break-even analysis. The student wasn't struggling much with any one topic, and she actively worked her way through each problem. She's got a great attitude toward learning the material."
"We went through a set of questions from an exam review. We covered graphing trigonometric functions and related problems. We left off at proving identities and simplifying trigonometric functions. The student indicated this section gives him some trouble. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We went through evaluating definite integrals using antiderivatives, finding the area under a curve, and finding the area between curves. We reviewed the antiderivative formulas for polynomials as well as exponential functions. We then practiced finding where a function crosses the x-axis in order to take multiple integrals to find the total area between a curve and the x-axis. We looked at using the velocity function of an object to find its displacement during a given time interval as well as the total distance traveled over a time interval. We also talked about average velocity and average speed as the total displacement or distance divided by the total time. Lastly, we looked at how to find the final position of an object using an initial position and the integral of its velocity function. The student is doing well at taking antiderivatives of functions, and she is getting better at using integrals to find areas and solve various types of problems."
"We went through the student's previous calculus midterm on limits, derivatives, related rates, and reviewed linearization and optimization problems. She had a better understanding after the exam and needs to review derivatives, especially when chain rule is required. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We worked on a review of the student's pre-cal homework; specifically, the Law of Sines. Her word problems were a little convoluted, so I worked on getting her to go slowly through the problems. It seems like it helped!"
"We worked on converting functions into series. The student had problems figuring out how to do them, and I explained that we needed to start with the basic series formula and slowly convert it into the basic function to obtain the series representation of the function."