Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She and I reviewed her homework for Calculus, and highlighted trouble spots. She is struggling with the algebraic aspect of algebra, but she understands a lot of the concepts behind calculus. She also highlighted a hole in my understanding of calculus (implicit differentiation), so I am looking forward to studying up on implicit differentiation on my own time and being able to help her through how to implicitly differentiate."
"She and I went over Intermediate Value Theorem and how to apply it. We also went through proofs where we had to use IVT to prove something was a solution for all numbers. In the process we reviewed many concepts, but most importantly, we just dissected how to prove something and how to apply theorems in order to make general statements rather than always wanting to know the exact value of a variable."
"She was working on a section about related rates where one variable was changing over time compared to another variable that was constant. We worked through problems in her textbook and had a couple of tricky problems that didn't work out so well at first, but most of them worked just fine. She was able to do both main kinds of problems depending where the unknown was located."
"Started with doing essentially contour rings for different z values of an equation of the form z = mx^2 + ny^2 + c. Upon each iteration of a selected "z" the graph became an exercise in ellipses. We did a lengthy vector addition problem which reinforced the idea of your x component utilizing the cosine of your angle (and sine for y), then finished by being mystified by a graph showing heat contours using time vs. feet from the heater in the corner axes. I look forward to hearing the official explanation for this on our next meeting on Thursday."
"Student 1 - we worked on geometry proofs, particularly ones featuring line segments, as well as algebraic proofs. Student 2 - we worked on limits, which he admitted being confused about. However, by the end of the session, he was flying through the problems and had few difficulties. Student 3 - we worked on a study guide for Chem, covering atomic theory, density, and separation techniques. Atomic history and famous scientists were also in the guide, but she planned to make flashcards on them later. She confessed to often not knowing what the homework was, but once it was explained, she performed excellently."
"Student went over the calculation of limits and how to go about graphing various kinds. Skills included assessing asymptotes, discontinuities, intercepts, and limits/behavior of the functions near asymptotes and extremes."