Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session we began the basics of integration. We began by testing his previous understanding on the subject and clearing up a few questions he had with the theory of integration. We then briefly covered the uses and proceeded directly to doing practice problems. At the end of the session he was able to carry out the integrals in his book with ease."
"We went through the student's recent test. The main topics we covered were in regard to notation, using points of inflection/critical points to graph functions and find increasing/decreasing/concave up/concave down intervals, finding horizontal asymptotes, application derivative problems (maximizing area, etc.), implicit differentiation, the product rule, the chain rule, and log derivatives (change of base)."
"The pupil and I discussed algorithms for taking derivatives: product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule. We also talked about how derivatives relate to velocity and acceleration."
"The student has a big midterm coming up tomorrow, and we covered material that will be on it. Almost all of it is material that we covered while I was tutoring her over the summer, including the product, quotient, and chain rules, which she is now quite proficient at performing. In addition, there were inverse trigonometric derivatives, which she did well and has memorized effectively."
"The student and I met to work on her homework for Calculus. We began with some differentiation problems using the chain rule. She has improved and can perform the chain rule well if it is a simple problem. Once there are multiple steps or multiple chains to be linked, she begins to have difficulty, but she still has an idea of what to do. With some more practice, she will excel at differentiation using the chain rule, product rule, quotient rule, and power rule. Her homework moved to a more difficult topic of logarithmic differentiation. We discussed a few problems, and I tried to leave her with some keys to solving problems using logarithmic differentiation. She still has a few hours of homework left to complete on her own."
"We were able to meet and work on some of the student's current material. She is currently working on the use of first and second derivatives to find the critical values of a graph. We reviewed a little on how to take a derivative so that she wouldn't make as many mistakes. She picked up the material easily. We will try to meet about three times a week."