Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We first went over the student's exam, which she just got back today. She did decently on it, but there were a couple of conceptual mistakes we went over. Then we went over a review packet, and then did a few problems on the new material, which was over implicit differentiation, chain rule, as well as product and quotient rule. So far, so good."
"We focused on Chain Rule and Quotient Rule and how to deal with them efficiently. We also continued to look at derivatives of logarithms and exponential functions (a^x and e^x). We finally finished with implicit differentiation to prep him for his next week."
"We focused on setting up and solving optimization problems. We practiced finding the function that needs to be optimized, and then writing it in terms of only one variable in order to take the derivative. We worked with area and perimeter functions, as well as volume and surface area. We also practiced coming up with revenue, cost, and price functions for a given situation. Lastly, we talked about some of the problem solving steps for optimization problems. She is doing better setting up the equations needing to be optimized, and she is doing well taking derivatives and algebraically solving for the horizontal tangents."
"We looked at finding the slope using the rules of limits and then verifying the answer by taking the derivative. We reviewed the quotient and chain rules. Finally, we drew a graph based on information we had about its first and second derivative."
"We mostly focused on limits and simple derivatives. We did various examples on the sigma delta proof for limits. The student only needed some clarification on how the proof of the sigma delta equations were concluded."
"We picked up from the previous session and covered all log properties. We also solved/evaluated equations of logs and exponents. He seemed to only slightly struggle on changing the bases of logs to assist him in solving the equations. He seemed to understand all the other properties of logs such as the product, quotient, and power rules."