Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Covered plotting the derivative of a function, given a graph of the function, and finding the average change in a function, over various ranges."
"We went over the plan about the entire course. We covered logarithms, expansions, elimination and substitution."
"We learned the material covered in 2.6, which is further optimization situations including inventory control and more complicated area problems. The student is getting better at remembering the process and figuring out the next logical step."
"We defined the definite integral as the difference between two values of the integral, the area under a line by integrating, and verifying with area formula. We also found the roots of a quadratic and the area of a quadratic under the x-axis. We decomposed polynomial finite series into limit formulae for the powers of x and integrated simple functions in x."
"In this session we reviewed computing volumes for solids of revolution using the disk/washer and shell methods, as well as u-substitution integral problems. The student has a pretty firm grip on volume problems and just needed a few pointers here and there. The student struggled more with substitution problems but has a general understanding on how to do them. In particular, I gave him strategies for how to identify the substitution that should be made. We did get to a review of implicit differentiation, and so the student will be completing practice problem tonight before we review it in our session tomorrow afternoon."
"Today the student and I worked on several integration problems from a homework packet. She definitely has a good grasp of u-substitution for solving integrals. For a few of the problems she was a little unsure about how to restructure the equation to turn it into something you can substitute. But with these types of problems, just doing a lot of problems helps a lot. At the end we worked on a couple problems involving error and deviations. The actual calculus part of these problems wasn't an issue, but she needed a little extra explanation of the definitions and how to set up these problems."