Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went more in depth with the Leibnitz notation for differentiation. I wanted to be sure he was grasping the finer points of the notation (and saw the link between implicit differentiation and chain rule). Once we delved deeper and explored d/dx as an operator with certain rules and methods attached to it, the student seemed to pick back up with the material faster than he had in the past. We spent most of the session going over yesterday's work, practicing chain rule, quotient rule, product rule, though mostly avoiding implicit differentiation."
"Major review session before tomorrow's exam. Gave the student testing strategies. Gave hints on what the exam might look like to encourage them to look for tricks. Good session."
"The student had struggled with her homework over using the first- and second-derivative tests to analyze rational functions, so we went over the assignment together today before moving on to position/velocity/acceleration problems."
"The student was studying material that he had missed in class on Monday. We covered the standard form of a parabola and how that information could be used to determine the vertex, focus, and directrix of a parabola. He did well with finding and plotting these points when given a parabola in standard form, but needed a refresher on completing the square in order to put equations in standard form. He also need extra guidance to derive the equation from the focus and a given point on the parabola."
"We went over probability, permutations, and combinations. She received a 100% on her most recent quiz. She was struggling with the binomial equation, so we reviewed until she said she was comfortable with the concept. She has homework to review before her exam."
"Today the student and I covered a variety of Calculus concepts leading up to his next test. We began by creating the mathematical proof for a derivative. We then performed several step by step practice problems involving the product rule, the power rule, the quotient rule, and the chain rule. We began by analyzing the formulas for each rule, and then applied each formula to the problems. He did very well with each of the these concepts and should be in very good form for his test. We discussed that the key to success with these problems is to memorize the formulas and then apply them to the particular problem."