Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through practice problems on combining the chain rule with trig functions. She does well with the concepts, but occasionally has questions with the last step of a chain rule. She and I went through her algebra homework on taking standard functions and transforming them. Once we talked through the different transformations in detail, she did very well with the homework."
"We finished related rates and covered inverse functions. The student said she took a quiz and felt much better, and also she felt like she was understanding the material in class. I left her with more practice."
"The student is a sharp guy and a pleasure to work with. We covered calculus concepts that included maxima and minima, the first and second derivative tests and optimization. We will have another session tomorrow and finish prepping him for his test on Monday."
"We covered visualizing graphs using sign charts and analyzing a function by its local extrema and behavior at infinities. We also looked at horizontal and vertical asymptotes and covered a lot of supplemental material to his class. He is strong at what is going on in the course, so I made sure to push him a little with various examples and edge cases related to his course. I think he is getting more familiar with some of the more popular functions, and I will keep trying to use various notations to make sure he is comfortable with those as well."
"Today, we reviewed most of the student's homework on higher order derivatives and tangent/normal lines to the curve. We also looked at the relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration. Finally, we reviewed the product rule and quotient rule."
"The student and I worked on her homework covering revenue word problems, integrals, and approximating the area under a curve by summing the areas of the rectangles beneath the curve using the LHS, RHS, and midpoint methods. We also briefly touched on how to evaluate definite integrals by taking the indefinite integral and evaluating it at the end points. I can tell she is catching on to the material the more she practices. As I've mentioned before, she is a fast learner. Once she understands what a problem is asking for, she quickly applies the concepts. She will improve the more practice she gets."