Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed product rule, chain rule, and quotient rule. The student struggles with organization. All she needed were organization tools. I taught ways to map out methods and ways to find cancellations. I think she's ready for her exam!"
"We reviewed properties of logarithms and the order of operations for properties. The student was confused at first, but figured it out. I provided a handout at our last session for her to reference and memorize. She was clearly understanding the material by session's end."
"We reviewed the concepts which will be featured on an upcoming quiz. The student seemed most concerned about applications of particle motion using first and second derivatives in the context of position, velocity, and acceleration. That being said, he was fine solving the problems I created for him, finishing them successfully without my guidance. He also seemed strong when finding relative extrema for a given function and determining the difference between a minimum and a maximum. I wish him good luck on his test."
"We reviewed the First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and, more specifically, U substitution. The most difficult aspect of the problems was figuring where to start. After doing a few problems, the student became more comfortable solving these types of problems."
"We reviewed the practice problems given to the student, and I explained how to do the ones that he wasn't sure of. Then we moved on to continuing his exam review in the short answer portion. He asked good questions and seemed to really grasp the material today, a good improvement since last session. We focused on a lot of the "continuous flow of money" problems, as well as the producer's surplus problems. We reviewed taking derivatives using the product and quotients rules as well."
"We reviewed the problems the student got wrong on a test she took last week on integration. We reviewed how to combine exponents and integrate terms with fractional exponents. I then taught her how to set up left, right, and midpoint approximations for integral values and how each one will either over- or underestimate the true value. We then went over trapezoidal approximations and Simpson's rule."