Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Started with the fundamentals of calculus (domains, ranges, even/odd functions, trigonometry review)."
"I got to learn more about the student's goals for tutoring. I started covering limits and continuity and introduced the derivative concept. I assigned her some homework for the topics covered."
"We covered in more depth Limits and their properties. The student did well and understands the idea and how to work problems much better."
"We continued on with converting parametric and polar equations to rectangular equations. The student had a quiz this week and felt that he needed some more practice. At this point, he really seems to be grasping the concepts that we have worked on so far. He continues to have a great attitude at each session staying involved and asking questions when he needs help."
"We covered volumes of revolution using the disk method. First step is to sketch the function and the region (some bounded area) that is being rotated about one of your coordinate axis. Looking at the volume swept out by the rotating area head-on, we would see that the cross sections are circular. We simply write the cross sectional area as a function of x by noting that the radius will vary with x, and that radius (in the examples we covered) is simply the function value at each point. We use the familiar equation for the area of a circle, and use the function for our "radius" to write A(x) (cross sectional area as a function of x). So we can write an element of volume dV=A(x)dx and integrate over the desired interval to find the volume."
"We were reviewing derivatives with chain rule and product rule for exponential and logarithmic functions. We also practiced on relatives extreme functions and properties with first/second derivatives. The student feels much better and confident with the concepts after tutoring session."