Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student just started college yesterday. She had her 1st math class and wanted to meet to discuss the content. We worked mostly in section 1 set notation and inequalities. We previewed the next 2 sections. She had HW due on all 3 sections that she feels comfortable completing on her own."
"The student needed help preparing for a quiz coming the next day that involved derivatives. The topics discussed included the definition of the derivative; interpretation of the derivative; differentiation formulas; product rule; derivatives of exponential and logarithm functions; and the chain rule. The student expressed his understanding of the material by reinforcing the new concepts with practice problems at the end of the chapter. Overall, it was a very successful session."
"The student recently began the substitution method for antiderivatives. She can recognize patterns within factoring, but may need more practice to factor by grouping. In the Calculus review, I could see that she is doing better even without her study sheet, although I would like to continue reviewing this topic as her final exam approaches. We will keep working on the areas she has trouble with."
"The student reported that he performed well on his most recent calculus exam, which was great to hear! We spent today's session working through problems related to difference quotients, limits, finding the derivative, finding the equation of a tangent line at a point, and analyzing limits/continuity using graphs in preparation for his exam next Tuesday. He had a solid understanding of all of these techniques by the end of the session. I encouraged him to work through the additional recommended problems from his textbook in the next few days. I also gave him my email address in case he has further questions before the test."
"The student seems to be doing a lot better overall. Today, we went over the homework, and then we looked at antiderivatives and Newton's method for approximation. We ended up going beyond basic antiderivatives of the form Ax^B and looking at things like ln(Ax+B) and e^(Ax+B). I left him with some more practice."
"The student was able to get a higher score on a test if he corrected all the wrong answers, so we went through that. Afterwards, he worked through a homework assignment. He understands how to find critical points and is getting more use out of his calculator."