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The student and I went through a homework assignment relating to rates of change. Specifically, we did problems on how to calculate average rate of change and instantaneous rate of change based off of the data and functions given to us. The student was able to understand the concepts just fine and he thought that doing the homework under my supervision went well. So I think that we are off to a good start!
Today the student and I finished his Algebra class, covering trigonometric and inverse trig functions. We had an extra long session today because this is the first time the student has seen calculus. We went through how we can take derivatives of both simple equations and equations involving trigonometric functions. Even though we were moving relatively quickly, the student caught on to the math very quickly. We were able to finish up the section with simple derivatives and have moved on to taking the complex derivatives of products and quotients. The student is very diligent and definitely takes the time to learn the concepts and ask questions when he is confused. For homework, I asked him to try to do the exam for product and quotient rule himself to apply all of the concepts we learned today. Tomorrow we will take the final exam for the algebra class and tackle more calculus.
We covered basic derivatives rules. We then discussed derivatives of sine and cosine functions. We extended to derivatives of tan, and sec functions using basic rules. I started quizzing the student on the various derivatives that I believe he should have memorized for his exam and final. Lastly, we covered what happens when a function maximizes and minimizes. We focused on the difference between local and global maxima and minima.
The student is currently, in a section that covers exponential derivatives. We focused on the problems in this section as he had many problems that he was not sure how to complete. We covered many problems today (probably 15 or so) and the session was very productive. I think now that we are back on a consistent schedule, we will see his grades improve even more.
For some reason the student's class has really, really slowed down. I think we are still on the same two sections that I previewed for her over two weeks ago. We did a bit of a review of those two sections today, and the student understands the material really well.
Covered integrals, specifically using integrals to find the area between two curves, and to find the volume when an area was rotated in a complete circle. The student got the hang of the process quickly and only had mild careless errors.
Topics Covered: AP Calculus AB free-response problems; interpreting graphs of two functions, interpreting charts of functions and their derivatives
Progress Achieved: The student now understands the MVT and IVT, as well as how to interpret charts and graphs for solving AP free-response problems
We briefly reviewed motion (position, velocity, acceleration) as an application of Calculus, but the student didn't have any trouble with that, so we moved on to a packet of practice AP Calculus BC problems. She had already started working on the packet, so we were able to target the problems that she didn't understand. We developed a strategy of which problems to approach visually versus mathematically, and we also worked on a series problem that was actually quite tricky.
The student is now covering integrals in her calculus class. We covered the definition of an integral (area under the curve) and methods of approximation (summed rectangular slices of the function). We also covered solving by geometry (summing up areas of rectangles/triangles under the curve) and that an integral is the "antiderivative" (i.e. integrating a function's derivative gets you back to that function).
We went over differential equations for his test on Tuesday. We went over u substitution, basic derivative examples and equations and how to use them, as well as Trigonometric derivatives and examples. We then worked on a very complex derivative that tied together a lot of the concepts that we worked on during the lesson.
We covered problems from previous AP exams (MC, calculator and no calculator sections). Concepts Courtney had trouble with included related rates, determining whether functions are continuous/differentiable, and limits. I also introduced the concept of L'Hopital's Rule to aid in the solving of limit problems with indeterminate forms.
Today the student and I went over different topics that will be covered on her next mid-term. We went over the first and second derivatives, critical points, and inflection points to sketch a polynomial. We also went over graphing and differentiating exponential and logarithmic functions. The student's skills in math have improved drastically since our first tutoring session. She is grasping the concepts more effectively now since her algebra has improved greatly.
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In many ways, calculus is the culmination of a student's prior studies in mathematics. It requires a thorough understanding of both algebra and geometry, but also incorporates a degree of abstract thinking in its dealings with concepts such as derivatives and integrals. At its most basic, calculus is the study of change, but as any student of calculus will tell you, it can get very complex, very quickly. Even students who breezed through algebra and geometry may find themselves struggling to grasp the intricacies of calculus. For those feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of the subject, calculus tutoring may be the perfect answer.
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