Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session we again reviewed implicit differentiation, but this time we applied it to related rates. This section is so important that we are taking our time and making sure his understanding is strong enough to carry through the rest of the course."
"The student and I looked through his test (on derivatives) and discussed what he had questions on. Then we moved on to topics on absolute max/min and local max/min. Finally, we briefly touched on critical points."
"We reviewed the student's homework and the subjects for a test he had the next day, including logarithmic functions and polynomials."
"We worked on the MVT for f'(c)=0 and talking about the concepts behind the MVT and why it doesn't work if the function is not continuously differentiable. The student didn't have any trouble with it after that. The trouble came on the word problems of the sort concerning two unknown numbers with various relationships (e.g. a+2b=100 and ab is a maximum). We will, I think, give more time to this sort of thinking in our next session."
"Today, we worked on physics, with a focus on work done by integration. The force was a function of some other variable, so we were able to integrate it with respect to distance to find the work done as a function of space. For Calculus, we practiced surface areas."
"Today, we completed the student's final preparation for his upcoming final tomorrow. We looked over all of her cheat sheets and decided what is important and what is not. We also reviewed the practice final questions. The student has shown great improvement in a very short amount of time!"