Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over limits as they pertain to instantaneous velocity. I showed her how to make tables to estimate the instantaneous velocity/find the limit of the function. We also went over average rate of change and word problems that helped us apply these. We are going over this in order to keep her ahead of her class. She will be going over limits next class period."
"The student and I worked on a review for her upcoming college placement test. We reviewed rules of exponents and rules of logarithms, working on sample problems from her review packet. We covered transformations of functions, vertical and horizontal flips, piece-wise functions, continuous growth rate, doubling time, compound interest and the interest formulas, the unit circle, trigonometric ratios."
"The student and I worked on finding the applications of the derivative. We took some derivatives and found critical points. We used the critical points to find minimum and maximums of a graph. Also, we sketched the graphs using the first derivative test."
"The student and I worked on finishing up deriving trig functions. And, since it was the last lesson, I wanted to introduce integrals and antiderivatives to give him a more comprehensive scope of calculus. It was a pleasure working with him, and I'm sure he will excel during the school year."
"The student and I worked on her review packet for her upcoming test (on Wed). She did fairly well, but needed to consult her notes or be nudged along for specifics on certain problems. I think that if she works to study and really holds herself accountable to recall how to solve problems she will do fine on this first test."
"The student and I worked on polar coordinates and their possible applications. We then transitioned to an examination of vectors and the various ways in which they can be used (most notably in physics). This session served as a wrap-up of the summer, so we spent some time discussing college in general and how to prepare in terms of studying and time management. The student has been a pleasure to work with this summer and I am confident in her chances of future success."