Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this lesson, we spend more time going over the task of relating a graph of a function with it's derivative and visa versa. Eventually, we broke it down into a very systematic set of relations between one graph and the other for her to reference. After that, we did review problems for her upcoming exam, which included Rolle's theorem and finding critical points and absolute and relative extrema."
"Today we began by determining how to tell if a function is increasing or decreasing. We discussed this using both the function itself and the derivative of the function. Afterward, we discussed the first test results and her progress since. I will send her a more detailed answer key for the test this week, so that she can use it to review for the final exam later in the semester. Finally, we looked at word problems in section 5.1. She kept a positive attitude, grasped all of today's concepts, and will be practicing them further this week."
"Today, the student and I worked on applications of calculus involving net change and rates of change. She was very focused today and made few mistakes, which helped compensate for the length of the assignment at hand."
"Today we worked on finding the lateral and total surface area of 3 dimensional objects such as triangular, and rectangular prisms, spheres, hemispheres, cones, and trapezoidal prisms. We tried using the formula given by the teacher but there was some question, so we broke down the objects into smaller figures such as triangles and rectangles to solve the problems. We also found the areas of polygons using the apothem. The student seem to grasp this section very well."
"The student worked on solving worksheets related to finding the slope of the line from graph and from two points. Also solving problems on the concept of rate of change, and how it relates to slope."
"The student reviewed the chapter for tomorrow's test. He worked problems on surface area and volume of cylinders, prisms , spheres, cones and pyramids. He did well and is confident for the test."