Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I covered limits of functions. The student did well with determining the limit of a function as h tends to zero. She was very positive about the material. I taught her numerous problem solving techniques. I also provided sets of reference material for practicing limits of functions. The student needs to do more practice to help consolidate the concepts."
"The student continued to work on the chapter review for chapter 1 of calculus. She covered finding limits, finding one sided limits, identifying discontinuities and whether they are removable or not, finding the interval where a function is continuous, rationalizing the numerator, factoring out and algebra of limits, as well as infinite limits."
"We covered finding slopes of secant lines and estimating slopes of tangent lines to represent rates of change. We also covered limits. We went through multiple practice problems and examples from the textbook. She seemed to really understand what we covered in this session. We discussed doing more practice problems from the book after our session."
"Today the student and I worked exclusively with end behavior of functions, which consist of evaluating the limits of a graph toward the extreme ends of the domain, which are usually positive and negative infinity. I stressed the importance of knowing how to deal with polynomials and polynomial fractions, which will greatly simplify any answer, as well as trigonometric limits, exponential limits, and limits where the domain ends before infinity on either or both ends. She did well and I have high hopes for her test tomorrow."
"This was our first session. The student has a test next Wednesday and he commented he is having a hard time in the class. While he tries to do his assignments he has some difficulty understanding the concepts. We reviewed precalculus contents, limits, absolute values, graph transformation, etc. We will meet a few times before his exam to prepare for it. He was engaged and attentive during the session."
"Today he finished 2 quizzes worth of problems involving derivatives. From functions given as exponential, polynomial, mixed, or rational, to word problems involving petri dish culture growth, acceleration due to gravity, and more. The student has picked up speed and is confidently attacking the problems involving derivatives. He is also beginning to take advantage of the knowledge he gathered a year or so back."