Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session brought together all the things that the student has been practicing. He understood antiderivatives during this session, and began calculating more and more complex integrals. He learned the basics of integration by substitution (the chain rule applied backwards), and all he needs to do now is to get lots of practice with the techniques."
"The student and I continued to work on her review packet for her exam. She knew how to solve most of the problems we worked on today. The problems we worked on were in the calculator part of the packet. To make the most of our time we set up each problem, and she is going to complete the problems before the next time I tutor her. Today's session was very productive and we finished all 65 problems in her packet."
" Today we continued working on implicit differentiation, covering 12 problems. We tried different kinds of differentiation. We also explored second derivatives. We emphasized the difference between variables and numbers, as well as proper simplification of equations. It was a solid session."
"Today the student and I discussed optimization and related rates. He had a good understanding of optimization, but seems to need some more practice on related rates. He had a positive attitude about the material we reviewed."
"This was our last session as his AP test is on Thursday. We continued the usual AP practice. I suggested he take a few minutes out of the next day to practice a couple of questions from topics he feels he struggles most with. I will follow up to find out how he did when AP scores are released."
"We worked on Simpson's rule, which is a very complex method of approximation. We broke down the visual representation of Simpson's rule, and then explained how the various parts of the formula were arrived at. I showed the student both variations of the rule, and we chose the one she would be most comfortable with and able to replicate. We ended with the error bound for Simpson's rule."