Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued with related rates problems. The student was particularly strong at diagramming the situation described in the word problem, and starting off these problems posed no challenge for him. It was clear that he knew what was happening with the situation, and how the variables connected. I left him with implicit differentiation practice."
"We reviewed product, quotient, chain, and power rules, finding the bounds for integrating area, and using point slope form. The student took the calculus 1 functions exam because it covered topics from the whole course. He was able to use the techniques without a problem."
"Today we covered the topic of continuity and limits. The student also had a list of concepts involving graphing that she wanted some clarification on. She reported getting a 96% on her last exam. She did not seem to have difficulty with this topic. Overall, I did not have any concerns from this session."
"The student and I started more conceptual material today by talking about the precise sigma-epsilon definition of a limit. He struggled a little with wrapping his head around the abstract-ness, primarily because we have to allow epsilon to vary infinitely. Visualizations and some practice problems really brought the student closer to understanding the material, though. We'll probably return to it during our next session."
"We went over directional derivatives with an emphasis on understanding what the gradient vector is and how to create a unit vector to maximize the derivative. She did well on her review worksheets but going over another problem similar to this before the midterm would be a good idea. We also touched on coming up with the equation of a tangent plane again. Next week Monday and Tuesday we will be doing midterm review."
"The student and I looked through his math homework that covered related rates and implicit differentiation. For the most part he did well with the material, but he struggled with some of the harder related rates which we will review at the next session."