Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent her final session before her exam using her exam review and her previous tests to recognize specific types of problems she will be asked to do and how to respond to them. She is becoming much more confident as she moves ahead independently solving problems. We were able to fine tune some of her responses and also make strategic choices about how she will focus her effort and time while taking the test. I have confidence that she will do very well!"
"The student and I spent this session covering the maximization and minimization of functions in practical applications. Some of the problems we covered were 2-dimensional, others were 3- dimensional. He does well with the concepts and is hardworking. I feel that the speed at which he operates may be problematic during an exam. His thought process and execution is very rapid and it occasionally leads to avoidable mistakes. We will continue to work on this next session. He has been improving in his understanding of the material as is evident by his test results."
"The student and I took this session to review for an upcoming exam in his calculus course dealing with differentiation. In particular, we worked through the exam we had made corrections to in the last session from the top, without referencing his previous work. He was quite comfortable with calculating the derivatives, and remembered to apply the product rule when performing implicit differentiation on a term that contains both x and y terms but did struggle with the word problems, and made several small computational errors. As such, we discussed the general approach to word problems, and applied that approach to the two specific problems on the exam. I also advised him to be particularly aware of sign errors while he was working."
"The student and I walked through finding acceleration with respect to t on a single physics problem. We also derived the horizontal range formula to find t. He solved for s distance after deriving the force diagram. He did very well."
"The student and I went over Calculus problems from his textbook involving using integration to calculate the area and volume between two curves. We also went over a Physics problem involving equilibrium. This was in preparation for upcoming tests. By the end of the session, he was able to solve the problems correctly."
"The student and I went over defining the limits of functions using piecewise functions, manipulating the 0/0 undefined condition for limits, and re-evaluating the function and solving applications of limits, such as step functions and word problems that require discussion of these limits using tabulated values and graphs. She needed help solving for the 0/0 condition for limits, so the trick I left for her was to adjust the function such that terms would cancel out, and from there she could evaluate the problem as usual. Later this week, we will go over some practice problems that review this material , and old material that was taught in earlier sessions. She felt much more comfortable knowing that her problem areas were discussed, and going over questions that reinforced her knowledge on the material!"