Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began the topic of extrema by talking about the graphical representation of the derivative again. We drew a graph of a function and we talked about where it was largest and smallest. Then we looked at the slope of the function at these points to find that it was zero at the highest and lowest points. We talked about the process for which we can determine the absolute and local maxima and minima given a function f(x) on an interval from [a,b] or (a,b)."
"We covered derivative of trig functions. The student seems to performing well on homework and grasping concepts quickly."
"Went over the last quiz. Talked a lot about chain rule and how to determine the "outside/inside" of each function"
"The student and I covered 2 problems from the AP Calculus Review guide. Both were difficult Calculus 2 level word problems. I went over each problem and discussed the method and plan of how to solve them and then proceeded to solve each step by step with him."
"Today the student requested we review theorems, so I had him make a set of flashcards detailing the theorems in his own words with pictures and examples as he saw fit. He's finished learning material for the year and will be working on test prep for the next month until the AP test. The theorems and formulas we went over today were MVT (both), Rolle's, IVT, odd vs. even functions, limit definition of the derivative, first and second derivative tests, and the first and second FTC. I left him with the AP test prep book to practice using these flashcards with."
"We covered fundamentals of calculus, including limits, derivatives, integrals, and tangent lines. The student wanted a better understanding of what various calculus terms represent and how they relate to each other in a practical application. She had a great attitude and wasn't afraid to ask for clarification on topics she didn't fully grasp yet. We transitioned into u substitution and chain rule, and I showed how those concepts have been key to calculus from the very beginning."