Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over an online homework assignment involving using the power and sum shortcuts to find the derivative of some simple functions. He didn't struggle with any of the concepts from this section at all. I think that the regularity of a set schedule for tutoring combined with taking more notes in class will be extremely beneficial to the student. I will continue to monitor his progress very closely, and if I see any red flags, I will implement new study strategies for the student."
"The student and I covered calculus today, implicit differentiation specifically. He did not understand the topic well at the beginning of our session, but he began understanding it better and better as the session went on. He has a good grasp of the material now. He can confidently do problems of this type on his own now."
"We covered: product rule, quotient rule, and derivatives of polynomials and e^x. The student had a good grasp of how to approach all of the problems we did together."
"We reviewed homework and two learning modules on product/quotient rules, chain rule, trig derivatives."
"Since the student has a test this week we reviewed a lot of the material that we have studied so far. We reviewed the limits packet that we had been working on the past two sessions. She needed some clarifications on the limits of functions approaching from the left and the right. Once we did a couple examples and corrected the problems she got wrong, she felt much more confident with those problems. We then started on her online review. This review mostly consisted of questions dealing with instantaneous rate of change of functions. She was very good at understanding these but struggled when the algebra became more difficult (specifically cubic functions). She has a habit of writing her work in a scattered and unorganized fashion. This habit leads her to confuse herself and mess up her algebra. I suggested labeling and linearly writing each step. She did this for a couple problems and I immediately noticed an improvement."
"Today we covered implicit derivation of functions for the student's test this week. We looked at exponential functions, ratios, products, trig functions, and functions where y and x are reversed, meaning that y is an independent variable and x is the dependent variable. The student is doing well and has a good command of the implicit derivatives and derivatives of various functions in general."