Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"My first session with the student went very smoothly. We covered review material from his class, all of which is basically prep-work to make sure he's ready for Calculus. We reviewed his homework for chapter 2.6 which dealt with business math, including interest rates, equations, and effective interest rates. We wrapped up the session looking at a practice test packet and touching on the subject of limits. We'll go into more detail on limits tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed his homework. Topics covered included an introduction to the derivative, and an analysis of continuity/differentiation through limits."
"Today we continued our discussion of derivatives. We introduced the concepts of local maximums and minimums. Also, we reviewed L'Hopital's rule."
"We reviewed the inherent concepts of functions, such as interval notation, intervals of increase and decrease, domain and range, and continuity. I also went into detail about infinite and infinitesimal values as the ground-work for Calculus. The student moved at a pretty consistent pace. She was enthusiastic towards the material. My main strategy for this first lesson was finding where she stands mathematically at the moment, so I can structure my future lesson plans. I also focused on teaching the applications of these early concepts so she will apply them in all future work. She has homework for the class that I'm having her do on her own, and she will return with any questions next week."
"The student did a fantastic job today! It is very evident that she has worked really hard on understanding this material. We worked on a problems from her textbook as well as her practice test. Next session, we will finish up the practice test and go over any problems or concepts that she is struggling with. We discussed her still reviewing her flashcards and adding the log and e derivatives to them. Keep up the good work!"
"We reviewed for the student's test on related rates including problems involving spheres, cones, and triangles. We briefly reviewed drawing triangles and using Pythagorean theorem in conjunction with trigonometric functions, and csc, cot, and sec functions."