Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Again, more of the same: derivatives of functions using the product, quotient, and chain rule. We also did word problems and finding the horizontal asymptote. Some improvement on the student's part."
"The student and I practiced problems involving related rates. We worked on strategies for deriving the proper equation or equations and then differentiating both sides with respect to time. We reviewed the use of the Chain Rule in combination with the Product Rule and Quotient Rule. We also covered some problems involving the simplification of logarithmic functions by using the basic properties of logarithms."
"We finished reviewing the student's first test. He was now able to correctly do problems he previously missed on the test. He was able to readily identify when to apply the chain rule, quotient rule, and product rule. He seemed to do well with differentiation, and he mainly needed assistance with proofs."
"Yesterday, the student and I worked on the introduction to integration. We talked about Riemann sums (left, right, and middle) and how to find each. We also talked about the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and the first few integration techniques he will need to know."
"Tonight, we went over some practice test questions on related rates. These problems are designed to be tricky, so I made sure she understood the important parts of the problem. It seemed like she was confident going into the test."
"Today, we talked about the overall flow of the test and what the student needs help with. Based off of the range of material, I decided it was best to give her a mini lecture on each of the topics fist. Then, over the next week, she can work problems relating to those concepts. This week, I went over functional notation, linear functions, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, transformation of functions, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. Next time, the plan is to go over rational functions, trigonometric functions, conics, some basic geometry, limits, derivatives, and integrals."