Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered today included limits, continuity, and drawing graphs from givens. The student did well, just needs to work on SHOWING HER WORK. She tends to always want to do mental math. In calculus there are a lot of parts, so my suggestion was that she writes more. With proper guidance, she was able to complete her assignment and move forward."
"During this session with the student we focused on preparing for his upcoming exam in pre calculus which had to do with solving polynomial. First we went over the individual sections then we went over the overall chapter review. He seemed to understand the concept better after think about the problems in a different way. He is definitely prepared for this exam."
"During this session, the student and I spent the time focusing on reviewing for her upcoming exam. We focused on studying trig functions, looking at domains and ranges of different functions, graphing more difficult equations, and taking inverses of more difficult equations. The student seems well prepared for the exam and is feeling more confident on the material over all. We also discuss what she needs to review between now and the exam."
"For today's session, the student and I worked on trig functions. Specifically, we converted degrees to radians and vice versa, and then we evaluated trig functions at specific angles. He was able to solve these problems on his own, even when I wasn't leading him through them; although, with more practice, he should be able to solve them more quickly (I noted he was a little slow in solving them, but he did solve them correctly). After we had finished with his assignment, I gave him a table of values for sine and cosine, which makes it easier to remember the equivalent value. I showed him the pattern for the derivatives and indefinite integrals of the sine and cosine."
"Function transformations, inverse functions, parametric equations, sandwich theorem, limits, and product and quotient rules were covered. The student was struggling a bit with exponential behavior and inverse function finding, but we worked toward a better understanding. She was really easy-going, and I didn't run into any problems with her attitude. We had a productive and fun session! I got a gauge on where she is at from some quiz scores. I left her with some tips to think about before her test this week, so we will see how it goes next time we meet."
"He and I covered Section 3.1 in her book involving finding critical points, intervals of increase and decrease, and relative extrema of functions. We came up with a step by step process in order to more effectively master this method. Although we didn't go over many examples, we were sure that Brooklyn mastered this as an attempt to get ahead of her professor. I was very thoroughly impressed with her math fluency and her basic skills. I feel she has truly improved in this area."