Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I first discussed questions that she came across on her homework. We then discussed partial fractions and improper integrals. Overall a solid session."
"Today we went over the student's most recent exam. After reviewing, we took the rest of the time to look over implicit differentiation. After working on implicit differentiation for about an hour, we moved on to review the chain rule, product rule, and quotient rule. I concluded by assigning him extra practice."
"We went over indefinite and definite integrals as well as the product and quotient rules. Overall it was a good session."
"We covered related rates, implicit differentiation and absolute and local maximums and minimums. The student struggles most with identifying the correct approach to problems which involve different methods for solving them. I showed her how to be more organized so as to make fewer avoidable errors and to focus on writing out every step of the problem to keep each process very systematic and as simple as possible. I told her to practice extra problems in the related rates chapter because practice is the only way to get comfortable with that specific area of calculus."
"We went through the most recent exam on critical points, inflection points, curvature, and optimization. We practiced finding the critical points and inflection points using the first and second derivatives and found ranges where the function was increasing or decreasing and where it was concave up or concave down. We reviewed the point of diminishing returns and what it is in regards to our calculus tools. We went over the various optimization problems and how to set up each equation that we wanted to take the derivative of."
"The student and I discussed derivative rules, related rates, optimization problems, and basic integration. He is progressing quite nicely and can rest easy as he is definitely ready for his next test. He was struggling most with remembering concepts from trigonometry, but he is allowed to bring a sheet of notebook paper with notes to the test. He is going to write down all the formulas he struggles with on that sheet of paper so he can use it as a reference for the exam."