Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's practice test for his test coming up. Things looked good. All is really needed is him studying and practicing the problems. Only concern for his test are simple algebraic mistakes that a lot of students have, which is why the practice is extremely advised because it will lead to better experience to the algebraic curveballs a lot of professors throw in. Most students don't struggle with the calc. concepts, they struggle with algebra, which results in an incorrect answer (i.e. minus signs, incorrect reduction of a fraction)."
"We reviewed topics for the upcoming exam, such as chain rule, product rule, optimization problems, relative and absolute extrema, and the relationships between concavity and second derivatives, as well as points of inflection."
"We specifically covered limits involving boundaries, supremums, and infimums. She is still struggling to understand her teacher. She is always positive when reviewing old material and going over new stuff. She is very eager to learn and follows my counsel well. She thinks she is improving in the class."
"We spent most of the time covering methods of differentiation including the product rule, quotient rule and power rule. She was struggling the most with finding derivatives using the definition of a derivative. She's got a positive attitude toward learning the material, and by the end of the lesson, she was able to solve most of the problems on her own."
"We spent this session completely covering the questions for a project involving the amount of water flowing into a lake from a river over the course of 14 days. The volume added vs. time graph was used, along with strategic estimation of tangent lines, to project a rate of flow vs. time graph along the way to advising a business that the river in question would likely NOT meet their flow requirements for generating hydroelectric power. At the end, we also reviewed a sheet detailing velocity vs. acceleration vs. "speeding up/slowing down." Her work was perfect."
"We started related rates and applying implicit differentiation with respect to x or t. The student grasped the concept quickly, seeing how the calculations were essentially the same, just now applied. With that, we finished the unit and started the unit exam. She understands how to take a derivative, so we'll work more on how to approach problems."