Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we finished the final practice on graphing functions using first and second derivatives and knowledge about intercepts and end behavior. Then, I showed the student what he has in store for him with a real AP Calculus test. We worked on two free response questions, and then we worked on some multiple choice problems."
"We covered derivatives of various polynomials and rational functions by the four step process. We found equation of lines at specific points on the graph by using the point slope equation, and we sketched some graphs with their tangent line at a specific point on the graph. The student struggled the most with some algebra shortcuts like: addition of fractions and simplification of complex fractions. I included generalizations showing the steps to simplify certain algebraic expressions like addition or simplification of fractions."
"We covered limits but spent the most time on Boolean algebra. we focused on the definitions of the operations and on how they are to be used. The main struggle was for him to get used to this notation and methodology. Once we went through the material and I gave some examples (truth tables, Venn diagrams), he understood well."
"We covered limits in calculus. Student has cited absolute values, trig, and precalculus as struggling areas. We will review in more detail soon. Student expressed a lack of confidence but a desire to pass the class. I included a few strategies, but I plan to include more in future meetings."
"We covered limits with trigonometric functions. The student struggled mostly with limit functions that included sin x/x variations. Once we went over some examples she was fine. She felt great about the work! We went over the different examples and forms of the sin x/x limits. This made it easier for her to spot and solve most of those kinds of examples we went through. We went over every type of problem she had, but she still had her homework packet to work from. I was made aware of her last quiz in which she had received an A on. She works great and is very attentive. No concerns from her."
"We covered limits, continuity, and asymptotes from a test that the student took. She was struggling the most with factoring type limits. She has a great attitude toward learning the material, and I can tell that she really wants to succeed in her course. I haven't left her with any practice material, but I'm going to recommend an AP calculus review book for her to practice with seeing as her school doesn't follow a textbook."