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TimestampUsernameTutor NameSession DateSession LengthTopics CoveredMotivationPreparation DifficultiesComments and Recommendations# of hours left in account
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6/8/2012 10:31:59glen@advancedmathtutors.com6/7/20121We reviewed for Josephs final exam. We focused mostly on logarithms and exponential functions but we also covered vectors and the dot product. Very MotivatedVery PreparedJoseph seems to understand the material fairly well. He just needs to memorize some formulas before the test. Good luck tomorrow and I will talk to you next week about summer tutoring.
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6/20/2012 20:19:27glen@advancedmathtutors.com6/20/20121Joseph and I worked on the first 12 problems of his summer review packet. He remembered all of the topics very well and had little difficulty with anything we did. The topics that were covered were simplifying complex fractions and expanding binomials. Very MotivatedVery PreparedJoseph had a little trouble remembering a few formulas but that was easily fixed and hopefully he has them memorized now. Joseph did well. I asked him to complete as much of the summer packet as he can before we meet again next week. He told me he would text or call me to let me know what days work for him next week.
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7/5/2012 18:36:54glen@advancedmathtutors.com7/5/20121Joseph and I worked through the next page of the summer packet. We covered solving literal equations, factoring, solving rational equations, solving polynomials, and factoring by grouping. Very MotivatedVery PreparedJoseph has excellent recall of the mathematical techniques he has learned in school. I had to jog his memory a few times but he did very well today. I asked Joseph to finish the second page of the packet and come prepared with questions next session. We will talk next week to schedule a date and time.
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8/20/2012 8:39:09david@advancedmathtutors.com8/18/20121Solving Rational and Log EquationsVery MotivatedVery PreparedJoseph had to be reminded how to solve rational equationsJoseph picked up the material quickly.
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8/27/2012 15:45:44david@advancedmathtutors.com8/24/20121Trig computations
simpligying log expressions
graphs of elipse
Very MotivatedVery PreparedOnce Joseph was reminded how to do the problems he had no problem.Review the equations for circiles, elipes, and hyperbolas
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Glen8/30/20121Joseph and I worked on his review packet and the extra review sheets that Mr. Mize gave him. He had most of these problems completed and had only a few questions. Very MotivatedVery PreparedNoneKeep Reviewing and I will see you on Tuesday to prepare for the test.
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Glen9/3/20121Reviewed for Josephs QuizVery MotivatedVery PreparedNoneJoseph worked well and he had a strong grasp on the material. We can work again next week, just let me know when.
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Glen9/10/20121Limits graphically, numerically, and algebraically. We went over Joseph's homework and I gave him problems to reinforce concepts that Joseph had some trouble with. very Motivatedvery PreparedAt first, Joseph did not fully grasp what a limit actually was but after looking at some graphs and tables he picked up on it. I helped him understand how to evaluate limits algebraically and check his work with a calculator.Keep up the good work. The quiz grade is awesome and it looks like Joseph is in for a good year in math class.
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Glen9/20/20121Reviewed the definition of derivative and I showed Joseph what was actually happening when he found derivatives. We looked at the derivative in terms of slope at a point and a formula to find the slope of a function. Very MotivatedVery PreparedJoseph told me he had some trouble simplifying expressions all the way down to the end but after we worked on several different types of examples (all the ones he can expect to see on a quiz or test) he was doing very well in the end. We have scheduled again for 9/27 so just keep coming to our sessions with questions. Good work today.
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Glen9/30/20121Reviewed for a quiz that covered differentiability, derivatives, normal lines, and continuity. very Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph said he did not understand differentiability at first but after a few examples he felt much better. Good luck tomorrow and call me about our next session.
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Glen10/14/20121Reviewed Position, Velocity, Acceleratoinvery Motivatedvery PreparednoneCall me for our next session.
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Glen11/1/20121Implicit Differentiation and Limitsvery Motivatedvery PreparednoneJoseph came with a few questions and we were able to get them all answered and practice a few problems in finding the second derivative implicitly. I also showed him how to find the derivative of the arctrig functions and exponentials. We were not sure what was coming up next in class since he just had a quiz so I decided to follow his text book since that has been the trend in class.
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Glen11/26/20121EVTvery Motivatedvery PreparedPiecewise functions, absolute value, and remember the steps.Keep practicing as that is the only way to get better with these types of problems. Call me for our next session.
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Glen12/3/20121MVT, increasing/decreasing, piecewise functions, and power rule integrationvery Motivatedvery PreparedPiecwise functions and using the power rule backwards for integrationJoseph is still struggling with piecewise functions but this is typical of Calculus AB students. The key is to think about the function graphically to help you analyze it algebraically. Remember the conditions for MVT to apply and good luck tomorrow!
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Glen12/13/20120.75first and second derivatives, increasing, decreasing, concavity, inflection pointsvery Motivatedvery PreparedDifficulty understanding points of inflection at first but did well as we worked on more examplesKeep practicing and good luck on the quiz. See you next week.
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Glen 12/17/20121Optimizationvery Motivatedvery PreparedSetting up the equations is tough for many students. It just takes practice and a ton of examples. Joseph seemed to be doing ok with this but struggled a few times. Keep trying the practice problems and you can always check out the online problems I suggested.
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Glem1/7/20131.25Related Ratesvery Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph had many practice problems to go over which is great. We covered all of them and he did very well. Key things to remember are to not plug in any variables until after you derive. Also, look for the simplest equation to relate your variables, and always keep your mind on what you are actually trying to find and what is given. Good luck, man.
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Glen1/16/20131Midterm Reviewvery Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph wanted to discuss limits since he has not seen them in quite some time. We reviewed all of the different types of limits that he may encounter on the midterm as well as continuity and a short look at the Intermediate Value Theorem. We also looked at some piecewise functions in terms of continuity and differentiability. Keep practicing. You have my midterm review with the answer key as well as the worksheets on advancedmathtutors.com.
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Glen1/31/20131Integrals in terms of rectangles, areas, and anti-derivatives. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Introduction.very Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph had some trouble differentiating between delta x and the y-value. We went over some pretty heavy topics that you will be covering in class in the upcoming days so this should be a good first look at these very important topics for the AP exam. Keep the different variables clear in your head and remember the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus written in words. It will help to make sense of the symbols.
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Glen2/11/20131Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Parts 1 and 2very Motivatedvery PreparedWe went over the 2nd part of the FTC and then I decided to ask Joseph about the 1st part. He had some trouble articulating what it was and what it meant. We went over several examples and Joseph seemed to gain a better understanding. We have another session scheduled for next Monday so I will see Joseph then.
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Glen2/18/20131Areas under curves and change in functions. Functions with integrals built into them. very Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph had trouble remembering the relationship between an integral function and the integrand as well as between a function and its derviative. We reviewed that a function is increasing if its derivative is positive and that the amount a function increases is equal to the area under the dervative. As always, keep practicing and be very careful when you are determining which function you are being asked about and which function you are actually given.
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Glen3/11/20131U-substitution, slope fields, and differential equationsvery Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph had some questions about u-substitution and we covered those in depth. He also did not know what slope fields were so we looked at an easy example and then an AP problem on differential equations. Let me know when you wouldl like to meet next so we cna get ready for your quiz on Tuesday.
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Glen3/17/20131U-sub, slope fields, definite integralsvery Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph is having some trouble rememembering the trig formulas. Keep studying those formulas.
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Glen3/25/20131Diff. Eq., U-sub, solving equations with logsvery Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph is having difficulty remember some important formulas and algebraic techniques such as using logs and exponents, arctrig, and how to integrate familiar functions. Keep practicing those AP free response problems online like I showed you. Remember the Algebra we went over this week. It is important and pops up a lot in Diff. Eq's.
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Glen4/8/20131AP Review. We covered definite integrals, trapezoid approximation, related rates. very MotivatedpreparedThere were some very important concepts Joseph has forgotten and it is very important that he review these. He did take many notes and make some note cards while we were working so he should use those to study. Of most importance is the relationship between a function and its first and second derivatives. Give me a call sometime this week and we can set up another session to keep reviewing.
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Glen4/18/20131AP Review again. This time we looked at 2008 #3 and 2006 #4 which are questions on tables and approximations and particle motion. very Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph had specific questions which is good. We worked on topics that came up in class where he struggled. It is clear that Joseph has forgotten some of the basics that he previously knew such as calculating Reimman sums and the formulas for average rate of change and average value. These are important on the AP exam and it's a good idea for him to review his notes and practice as much as he can. We will continue to review the all topics covered on the AP exam as I am sure he will do in class. I am available to help you out whenever you need me so just send me a text to set up our next session.
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Glen5/5/20131MC AP Reviewvery Motivatedvery PreparedReviewed many multiple choice problems. Joseph had many questions that he wanted to go over and we covered them all. He is having some trouble remembering the basics from calculus. We reviewed the relationship between a function and it's derivative as well as reviwed the fundamental theorem of calculus. We covered differentiability, tangent lines, and piecewise functoins. Keep studyig. There's only a few days left until the AP Exam. So exciting!!!
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Glen5/7/20131MC 2008 AP Test and 2008 #2 Free Responsevery Motivatedvery PreparedJoseph did well tonight. I could tell he had studied the material we covered last session and he was applying it to new problems tonight. There's a ton of material covered in Calculus AB and Joseph does not remember 100% of it. I covered the most important concepts and stressed the important relationships that have prevailed throughout the class. Joseph should do well tomorrow on the AP exam. Good Luck tomorrow, Joseph! You've been working hard and it's going to pay off, man.
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