Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed her homework. We practiced more derivatives and began working on determining tangent lines at particular points for a given function."
"The student and I finished her essays and started working on her calculus homework. We worked on chain rule and product rule. She's starting to understand it, as well as dy/dx notation."
"We focused on the student's problem set for calculus she was having trouble with. We also looked over her exam she took last week."
"We went over the limit method to find the area under a curve for ascending/descending graphs and trig. The student has a test tomorrow. She got a 92 on her quiz. Today, we were able to pinpoint areas of error to prepare for her test tomorrow."
"Today, the student and I covered some material that might be on the quiz that he is taking on Thursday. This involves finding the general shape of a graph given only the first and second derivatives. We did a few of these problems together and it seems like by the end of the practice, he got a much better understanding for how the graphs of the derivatives describe the original function. Now he is able to simply look at the first and second derivative and easily sketch the shape of the original function. After that, we went over Newton's method for approximating the roots of a function. We tackled a problem in that. Then briefly before the session ended, we discussed when the next meetings will be and what we will cover in them. We will be going in depth into limits in the next meeting to prepare for the final."
"The student and I covered the topic of integration and what happens when you take the derivative of an antiderivative, what it means and how to apply it to problems. These types of problems are hard to conceptualize so I spent a lot of time explaining and showing on graphs how this all works. He seemed to have a better understanding of the concepts at the end of the study."