Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test tomorrow, so we spent the session going over quiz and test practice questions that she had trouble with, to make sure that she understands the main concepts that will be on the test. We reviewed solving inequalities, limits as x goes to infinity, finding tangent lines, average rates of change and secant lines, and setting up complicated word problems. I think she's in a good position for the test, because she seemed to understand each type of problem once we talked it through."
"The student has a test Tuesday to study for. It is on applications of differentiation. They were pretty much real life situations using derivatives and graph characteristics. He found the graphing characteristics simple. He just needed a little more practice, and he will be ready for the test."
"The student has an exam on Monday and is showing great promise to do well on it. He's been studying more and has a grasp on the concepts of what he will be tested on."
"The student is in a business econ class which has a calculus background. We went over strategies for taking derivatives and how to simplify complex looking problems into easier managed ones. We also covered increasing and decreasing intervals, calculating the inflection points, and then plugging back into the derivative equation to tell where increasing and decreasing. Lastly, I shared some links with her that will help her check back over the work step by step as she studies through the class."
"The student is just starting to learn about calculus, so we spent the session going over what limits are and how to evaluate them. He was confused by the concept initially, but is now able to "eyeball" a limit and evaluate it in his head. He should continue to practice evaluating limits to keep those skills fresh and build his confidence in his own intuition. Next time we will look at the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and establish what a derivative is."
"The student is strong on integration by parts. We also talked about and tried a few U-substitution problems."