Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over some of the problems that she got incorrect on her test involving solving quadratic equations and taking the limit of a function when the direct sub method fails and yields an indeterminate. Next, we went over the rules for taking the derivative of functions. I provided examples for each rule and had her try many of them (of all the different types) on the board. This method of learning worked much better for her; she seemed much more confident and engaged."
"The student and I went through about half the material on his exam, and, with a few reminders, he seemed to be able to answer all the practice questions he provided. It wasn't all second nature, but if he keeps brushing up over the week, I feel confident about his command of all the material from 1.5-1.8. If he desperately needs help, he will be in touch, and we will have a late night study session closer to the exam on the other material."
"The student and I went through identifying if the function is continuous and if limits exist. She had brought her own material from school and I explained to her the problems in details. She seemed to have understood the topics we went through."
"The student and I worked on a packet she was given to study for her exam. We covered topics like translation of functions, limits, and rate of functions. I explained to her the difference quotient and what it means in relation to the instantaneous rate of change. We also touched on continuity in functions."
"The student and I worked on derivative of trig. functions. He is still struggling with the trig identities, so we practiced some of those before we started taking derivatives. He needs to practice using the identities in order to do well taking derivatives."
"The student and I worked on the "pre-lab" for differential equations covering Taylor polynomials, Power Series, the logistic equation, and Gompertz equation. We clarified issues involving the terminology and process of finding coefficients in the polynomial approximations."