Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed differentiation rules and when to supply them. While he continues to improve, the student still has trouble seeing when to supply the chain rule and how. I continue to illustrate how compositions of functions can help."
"Today the student and I went over integration with "u" substitution, integration by parts, and integration using hyperbolic trigonometric functions. She is doing well, just needs to practice with integrating now. We are planning on working on integration more during our next session as well as finding summations."
"Today, the student and I reviewed the recent material we have covered, especially "U" substitution. We will continue to review as we go, in order to reinforce the topics we went over very quickly. We also began applying integration, to find the area between lines. We will continue this in our next session later this week."
"The student and I worked on chain rule today. Chain rule is an important technique in calculus. It also is the last major rule in differentiation that she is learning. We also worked a little on implicit differentiation."
"Met with the student, who is now taking Calc I. He was working on derivatives and we discussed the meaning of the derivative, how it is defined in terms of limits, graphical understanding, rules of differentiation, and the inverse function theorem (as an application of the chain rule). We also went over some of his previous homework and exam problems. His primary difficulties lie in setting up problems and understanding how to approach problems he hasn't seen before. I think discussing the underlying ideas and going over new and interesting problems help with this. Since he has quite a bit of homework from his class I haven't left him with further exercises."
"The student had a homework assignment over some AP problems so we worked through that. They included continuity, the early calculus theorems, the fundamental theorem of calculus, Riemann sums, and piece wise functions. He generally knows what to do with a few hints. After this session he has a much better understanding of what taking the integral of a function over a domain does especially if that function is a rate of some kind."