Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered inverse functions, exponential equations, logarithmic functions, their properties and derivatives. The student was struggling with these a little bit, but he also hasn't had lecture on these subjects yet, so that is expected. I have no concerns about this session."
"I gave the student guided practice problems on implicit differentiation. I also checked and reviewed the questions from his class's review packet that were difficult for him. All the revision done today was in preparation for a calculus test that he has for Tuesday at school. He is progressing very well in grasping the calculus concepts."
"The student and I worked extensively today on the different calculus concepts involved with relative and absolute maxima and minima. We talked through Rolle's Theorem, the mean value theorem, and the first derivative test. We also worked through a few of her homework problems designed to determine the intervals if function increase and decrease, effectively the first step in using the first derivative test. She is smart and has the ability to do understand this material."
"Today we just had one problem to solve. The difficulty was in how the question was worded, which was basically to find the tangent line to a graph question, but worded such that you had to find where the tangent line touched the x axis, and then from the triangle with the point on the graph, the point on the x axis and the point on the x axis under the graph, find the change in triangle as a function of the change in the point on the graph."
"Good first session. The student has some specific algebra and calc questions but generally knows what he's doing. He's just trying to get this class done. He seems to really give it genuine effort. I think as long as I can help with specific questions he will be just fine."
"We reviewed the derivative of logarithmic functions and applied that with the other rules of differentiation. We then began discussing implicit differentiation and worked through taking both first and second derivatives implicitly. I left the student with two questions to work through before our next session on Tuesday, and asked him to get the review for his test next Friday so that we can look it over prior to that."