Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we went over the student's assignment on derivative applications and graphing a function and its derivative. We began with defining mean value theorem and Rolle's theorem and determining if those were valid for the function and interval. Then, we determined intervals of increasing and decreasing."
"We covered derivatives, equations of tangent lines, and average rates of change algebraically and graphically. The student struggled the most with the computation or approximation of the instantaneous rate of change of a function by inspection from a graph. The student was in a rush, so we had to jump to the next problems as fast as possible."
"We covered linear approximation, differentials notations, and word problems involving rates of change. The student still needs to work with his organization on paper. She was attentive, active, and productive through the whole session."
"We covered operations, factoring and roots of various functions, and the application of these to the beginnings of integrals and their use in physics. The student was struggling most with high workload and the different styles of different instructors in a lecture class and the associated lab. She was pretty exasperated from all the effort put in for the results that were gained. I suggested seeking out secondhand or library copies of algebra texts to review and practice math topics and skills. She said things were making a lot more sense after our session."
"We covered optimization problems, which involves the use of first and second derivatives of a function. To maximize or minimize a function, we start by writing the derivative and then finding the values of "x" which will produce a zero derivative. The second derivative can then be used to determine if the obtained value(s) for "x" are in fact maximum or minimum values. We also covered a few Charmaine problems briefly."
"We covered periods of the product and quotient rules and practice problems for each. The student did well."