Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"1) We covered integrals and applications of integrals. We ended with a course overview. 2) The student was very positive and engaged! He is very sharp, and he could pick up on challenging concepts quickly. 3) I emailed him the practice final exam we were working on for extra practice."
"Covered taking derivatives using the product rule and quotient rule; taking derivatives of "e"; taking derivatives of trig functions sin x, cos x, etc.; and taking derivatives to go from position to velocity to acceleration."
"During my session with this student, we focused mostly on going over the problems she got wrong on her most recent exam in preparation for her final exam. The exam covered basic integration techniques and a few limits and derivatives. She felt that her biggest problem with calculus was the algebra that was associated. We went through all of the problems in her exam to practice and help her understand what she could do better. After going over the exam, she seemed to have a much better understanding just by working through the problems with me. One of the techniques I taught her was to not keep anything in her head and write down as much as possible to not get anything confused."
"During our first session, we talked about the student's goals for college and what he needs for math. We did some work on logs, trig identities, and end behavior of rational functions. For our next session, I asked him to complete a diagnostic example so we can have a better sense of what topics he needs to review. I also asked him to start memorizing the unit circle and trig identities, since knowing these things will help him when he gets to calc AB."
"During the session the student and I went over some review material for his final exam which was going to be the following day. He seemed to have a good grasp of the material and had few targeted questions. Specifically, we covered how to manipulate the equations for conic sections such as parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas. We also covered techniques for graphing these curves. Next we reviewed sequences and series and studied the formulas for each for arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. After this we did a study of mathematical induction and proved the formula for the infinite sum of the geometric sequence."
"During this first session, we covered the basic ideas associated with exponential functions - like the form of the function, the variables involved, and the half life. We worked on a couple of practice problems dealing with exponential growth and decay. While working on the practice problems, we saw a few rules/properties of algebra, such as properties of equations, properties of the natural logarithm, laws of exponents, and solving a system of exponential equations. The student had a positive attitude coming into the session and is aware of what he needs to work on. This session went well, and the problems covered included many fundamental ideas about algebra needed to understand calculus."