Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked more on limits. The student seems to struggle with what the questions are asking when it involves slope. We did some work with pictures and then I had him do a couple of problems until he could do them on his own. Strategies included writing everything down step-by-step to aid in getting the procedure memorized."
"We went through 4 sections of exercises, which is a lot for one night, but the student wanted to get them done before the test next week. We covered problems on finding out if limit exists, and finding limit if it exists, continuity of functions, instantaneous changing rates, derivatives, differentiability, tangent lines, etc."
"This lesson was a lot of review on functions but there were also several problems on limits which is where the student was having the most trouble."
"We covered the limit definition of derivatives as well as the power, product, and quotient rules of derivatives. The student had the most difficulty with understanding the limit definition, although we went over it conceptually with several examples and he now has a firmer understanding of using the limit definition to determine the derivative of a function at a point. He previously had difficulty conceptualizing derivatives as his class did not cover calculus lessons very well; his classes more so just went through some examples of the concepts. However, we went over the definitions and derivations of the topics in calculus his class had covered, and we also went through many homework problems. Afterwards he seemed to have a much better understanding of how to go through a derivate by using both the limit definition and power, product, and quotient rules. I read over his old quizzes and in the future they will be used to gauge his progress. Overall, the sessions was very productive and the student seemed to benefit greatly through working through problems and discussing the concepts covered so far in his class. Next session we plan on covering and practicing trigonometry concepts introduced into calculus."
"I covered with the student the average rate of change; product rule; and quotient rule of differentiation."
"Super productive session. The student finished two homeworks and the week's learning module; she understands the material well and is smart, and absorbs everything I teach her. Topics included limits, secant line slopes, and the two definitions/ uses of the derivative."