Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's class has finally reached the sum, difference, constant, and power rules for differentiation. Tonight, he showed a strong grasp of those rules, as well as good retention of past concepts in some review problems."
"Today the student and I continued to use derivatives to study the graphs of functions. We still maintained a focus on making sure he understood the steps that were being taken in order to solve the derivatives and attain the answers. I continued to help him understand the smaller details that were going on in the derivative-solving process, which he seems to be getting a much better grip on! He has really been improving, and he is still glad to be learning!"
"We went over an assignment that covered material he worked on in class. It was evident that the student's understanding of the material had much improved since the last we met. He seemed as though he was feeling more confident and so was better able to navigate himself through the material using my assistance to fill in the gaps and enhance his knowledge base. I am very happy with our session."
"We went over the Mean Value theorem and Rolle's theorem conceptually and in practice. We worked on her homework problems as well and she seemed to understand most of the topic by the end of our session. We're meeting again tomorrow after she goes over more of her homework by herself tonight."
"We began working on a new chapter which is the beginning of derivatives, so this new concept was just introduced. I think through a mix of doing a lot of practice problems and mini lessons on the certain big picture concepts, it's starting to make more sense. After focusing on determining what expressions like f(a+h) were when given f(x) for a while, I think it started to become clearer, and I have a feeling she will have an "aha" moment and it will become obvious for her. She got her first exam back and did well - above the class average."
"We reviewed what the derivative of a function told us. We then looked a problems that had to deal with tangent lines that were parallel and/or perpendicular to a given line. We had to review what parallel lines and perpendicular lines meant and what the relationships were between the slopes of those lines. We then ended on stating the derivatives of the trig functions. I asked the student to work on one specific problem to come back with a solution on Tuesday when we meet, so that he could practice his quotient rule work along with the added twist of taking derivatives of trig functions."