Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent this session covering the fundamentals of the natural log and the exponential function, how they are used and their derivatives. The material is getting significantly harder than before, but the student is doing very well and keeping up."
"The student and I went over definite integrals, how to calculate them, and what makes them different from indefinite integrals. After practicing examples of basic definite integrals, I moved on to explaining how that can be used to calculate areas, and went from simple areas like squares and triangles to areas between two polynomial functions. Finally, we went over L'Hopital's rule for finding the limit of a polynomial when the limit becomes an indeterminate form, either zero divided by zero or infinity divided by infinity."
"The student and I went over calculus problems to prepare for his exam tomorrow. We went over problems step-by-step and he understands derivatives very well. The exam will look at the relationship between normal functions and their derivative functions. We have gone over this in depth, so I think he will do well."
"The student and I examined Integrals and the properties of the natural log during our tutoring session today. We first examined the second fundamental theorem of calculus, which defines the properties of integrals. From there we worked several basic integral problems which used the power rule for integrals and the u substitution rule for integrals. Afterwards we looked at the natural log and e functions and learned how to calculate the derivatives and integrals of these types of functions."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming final. We covered limits - primarily those involving trig functions that require the squeeze theorem and derivatives - mostly implicit differentiation and applications related to minimums and maximums. I think she improved a lot in terms of her understanding of implicit differentiation and in her comfort with limits involving trig functions."
"The student and I mostly focused on U substitution. This is a topic he will need to know for his test on Thursday. Although he did not seem very confident at first, I think he has a better understanding of what to call U, which seems to be his biggest challenge. We will meet again on Wednesday night to go over this and other topics before his test."