Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Did some related rates problems to review for a quiz. He was able to grasp the general approach and learned how to extend the chain rule fully."
"We covered mostly calculus. For calculus, the student and I went through what she missed on her previous test. Her previous test covered limits and horizontal/vertical asymptotes. Then we moved on to reviewing the homework on related rates."
"During this session with the student, we covered related rates and implicit differentiation, which are closely related subjects. We started first with Related Rates: we looked over some practice problems that her teacher had gone over in class and I helped explain the process behind related rates, how to choose the right equation to differentiate and how to get derivatives with respect to time. The final subject led into the topic of implicit differentiation. We worked a few implicit differentiation problems together and I had her work some by herself to demonstrate that she understood the material."
"During this session, we covered chain rule, implicit differentiation, and derivatives of logarithmic functions. The student made the most mistakes with implicit differentiation. We will continue to work on that. He kept a positive attitude towards the material being covered and was eager to do extra practice problems. The strategy used in this session was using the chain rule to find derivatives of exponential and logarithmic functions. He did extra practice problems from his textbook."
"We brought up the concept of the derivative, how it relates to slope, and reviewed the formula for slope. The student needed help with mathematics vocabulary due to her long break from the subject, and that is going to be her biggest stumbling block, that her class has expectations of knowledge and she has some holes. We will continue to work on this."
"Today, we covered some more review for the student's upcoming exam on Wednesday, and it concerned composite functions and utilizing the chain rule to solve economic problems. He only struggled a bit with separating different "chunks" of an algebraic expression and applying different operations to them accordingly. This will be a matter of practice, and just today, he showed much improvement by the end of the session. We will continue to address this at our next session to ensure he masters it. I instructed him to continue working on the review worksheets so that we can go over them effectively for tomorrow's session."