Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued the practicing the u-sub integration technique that she learned in our previous session. We then reviewed topics such as chain rule, quotient rule, graph interpretation and critical values."
"Todays session with the student went really well. We worked on her review packet for her the fall. We covered derivates using the product, quotient and the chain rule. No scores or grades for this session. She did really well for this session. She is remembering how to complete all of the problems. She still has extra problems for her class in the fall and she is going to work on them. No concerns."
"We covered logarithms, exponential functions, rational functions, the quadratic formula, and inequalities. She is progressing rapidly."
"Today we went over more implicit differentiation, taking on harder problems that required multiple instances of the chain/product/quotient rules. The student was strong at finding the derivatives implicitly. Once he was comfortable with a moderate level of difficulty, we moved on to related rates. He really didn't have any significant issues with the concepts, more so that transforming the relationships into equations was a bit hard for him to see. I want to work to improve his ability and confidence in evaluating situations so that that becomes easier for him, and I think diagrams will play a big role in that. I left him with a worksheet for Monday."
"We covered graphing using f(x), f'(x), and f''(x) today. Also related to position, velocity, and acceleration. We reviewed max/min and touched on optimization. He was more comfortable with taking a derivative and using it appropriately. I suggested that he keep practicing to retain the information because we are moving so fast. Everything went well. I suggested number lines and using simple graphs as references for practice."
"Today we worked on the limit derivative definition and differential graphs. We worked on a few problems with limits. The student needs to work a little more on keeping the algebra straight. One thing I suggested was to take a bigger sheet of paper and write out the whole problem bigger so it is easier to keep track of everything. The differential graphs were initially difficult, but once we got the concept on how to do it, he showed proficiency in it."